GEORGE WASHINGTON BUTTON??

tcornel

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We were hunting one of the early houses in Ohio Western Reserve and this was recovered. Bad shape but details are there. It was unreadable at first and I am sure I damaged it trying to find out what it was. My first impression was some kind of "dandy" button. It is about the size of a large cent.

Now I think it is a George Washington button.. Opinions please?

EAGLE WITH STAR. Albert WI-12C in brass​

 

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Trezurehunter

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It does look like the 1789 Eagle and Star George Washington button. Congrats on an excellent find.
 

Florida Finder

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We were hunting one of the early houses in Ohio Western Reserve and this was recovered. Bad shape but details are there. It was unreadable at first and I am sure I damaged it trying to find out what it was. My first impression was some kind of "dandy" button. It is about the size of a large cent.

Now I think it is a George Washington button.. Opinions please?

EAGLE WITH STAR. Albert WI-12C in brass​

Congratulations on a great find!
 

TreaShore

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Now that is something special. Much better than most chunks of gold, in my opinion.
 

Jeff H

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Wow! Not many of those found that far west ! Not that Ohio is "west" by any means today, but 250 years ago, it was pretty far west.
 

Digger RJ

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We were hunting one of the early houses in Ohio Western Reserve and this was recovered. Bad shape but details are there. It was unreadable at first and I am sure I damaged it trying to find out what it was. My first impression was some kind of "dandy" button. It is about the size of a large cent.

Now I think it is a George Washington button.. Opinions please?

EAGLE WITH STAR. Albert WI-12C in brass​

Very Cool!!! Awesome Find!!! Congrats!!!
 

JohnnyMac

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We were hunting one of the early houses in Ohio Western Reserve and this was recovered. Bad shape but details are there. It was unreadable at first and I am sure I damaged it trying to find out what it was. My first impression was some kind of "dandy" button. It is about the size of a large cent.

Now I think it is a George Washington button.. Opinions please?

EAGLE WITH STAR. Albert WI-12C in brass​

You nailed it. Congrats. One day,one day I'll find one! Lol. Congrats on a great find!
 

pepperj

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Congrats on the GW button!
Welcome to the club.
( But your's is much nicer than mine)
 

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