🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Gold button?

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Hello all! New to metal detecting here. I’ve had wonderful luck with a few early 1800s sites. The most recent site produced a beautiful gilt button. The picture doesn’t do the back justice, in person you can clearly read the company name on the back “Bennet & Burnham”. Anyone have any further detailed info?
 

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Hello all! New to metal detecting here. I’ve had wonderful luck with a few early 1800s sites. The most recent site produced a beautiful gilt button. The picture doesn’t do the back justice, in person you can clearly read the company name on the back “Bennet & Burnham”. Anyone have any further detailed info?
Sorry I meant “Benedict & burnham” lol
 
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Welcome to Tnet from Toronto buckslayer! :hello:
Great looking early coat button find, as fyrffytr1 mentioned, 1830 - 50 in design.
A soak in some lemon juice will really make the gold-gilt pop. :thumbsup:

Here's a link to a website with detailed info on Bennedict & Burnham... http://www.thelampworks.com/lw_companies_b&b.htm
 
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Thanks for the lemon juice advice, that made a world of difference! I also found a matching one today that is easier to read on the back!
 

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That really is a stunning looking button, glad to see the lemon juice worked for you. :thumbsup:
 
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Thanks for the lemon juice advice, that made a world of difference! I also found a matching one today that is easier to read on the back!
After using lemon juice 3-5 mins at a time, use an old tooth brush or soft nail brush to take the loose stuff off & remember to soak well in normal water to take off the Lemon Juice. Good for this type of button.
 
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