Had a few minutes before dark

RickRobinson

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Went to a nearby school for a few minutes. It was starting to get dark and I got a couple of hits on the way out of the playground. I was surprised to see that one of the pennies was a 1912. Also got an unusual button. I don't have a clue what the writing is or if it's worth anything.
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1912-penny-reverse.jpg

Thanks for looking...
-RR
 

mcmich

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That is a nice button. kind of hard to make out the writing, what does it have stamped?
 

Michiganne

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Interesting finds. You just never know with those tot lots.

Keep digging!
 

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RickRobinson said:
Figured out the mystery. The words are "Es Devs Spes Nostra" or "God Is Our Hope" in latin. Appears to be a copy of a Hessian military button.

More about it here:

http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php?topic=27444.0
very cool find, i did a little research earlier in the year and came up with the same results. heres one I found at a local park in May. congrats on a good hunt. :thumbsup:
 

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vayank54

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It's a modern blazer button another one was posted just yesterday or so. I've seen a lot of those misID'd as rev war and civil war
mag posted a button like that in "What is it" The title is button ID If you want to check that out.
 

Justice70

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Still a very cool find on that button and SWEEEEET WHEAT.
 

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