Navy Buttons?

Capncrunch

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Hi all. I found these two buttons Monday at an older 1923 camp site. I have had trouble finding the exact image online, with any information. The eagle on these buttons is looking to OUR right, and BOTH his legs are clutching the anchor shank.
I can find lots of the 'near-miss' buttons with the eagle facing the same way, but with his leg (on OUR left side) both diagonal and clutching the anchor T-bar. Mine are the two in my hand, I included the other photos as a reference to the differences and what I am finding 'everywhere.'
I saw a post on Friendly Metal Detecting Forum from 2011 and it was mentioned that this MAY NOT be a military button, but a civilian button?
Has anyone here found any solid information on these buttons? If so, where and what did you find?

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devldog

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Great looking buttons. I don't have a button book, but I wonder if these could be Naval buttons from the War of 1812. Someone will chime in shortly that can better help with the ID. Best of luck to you.
 

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Hi all. I found these two buttons Monday at an older 1923 camp site. I have had trouble finding the exact image online, with any information. The eagle on these buttons is looking to OUR right, and BOTH his legs are clutching the anchor shank.
I can find lots of the 'near-miss' buttons with the eagle facing the same way, but with his leg (on OUR left side) both diagonal and clutching the anchor T-bar. Mine are the two in my hand, I included the other photos as a reference to the differences and what I am finding 'everywhere.'
I saw a post on Friendly Metal Detecting Forum from 2011 and it was mentioned that this MAY NOT be a military button, but a civilian button?
Has anyone here found any solid information on these buttons? If so, where and what did you find?

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Nice!!! Congrats!!!!
 
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Capncrunch

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GaRebel1861 IDing them back the back side will be limited to the thread eyes, I'm afraid. They are bi-metal and the steel backs have rusted beyond legibility. Unless someone can tell me how to clean them (I don't have electrolysis) without harming the brass?
 

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Really cool buttons, whenever they're from!
 

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Hi all. I found these two buttons Monday at an older 1923 camp site. I have had trouble finding the exact image online, with any information. The eagle on these buttons is looking to OUR right, and BOTH his legs are clutching the anchor shank.
I can find lots of the 'near-miss' buttons with the eagle facing the same way, but with his leg (on OUR left side) both diagonal and clutching the anchor T-bar. Mine are the two in my hand, I included the other photos as a reference to the differences and what I am finding 'everywhere.'
I saw a post on Friendly Metal Detecting Forum from 2011 and it was mentioned that this MAY NOT be a military button, but a civilian button?
Has anyone here found any solid information on these buttons? If so, where and what did you find?

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very cool buttons indeed, well played sir
 

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Sorry to say but your buttons are civilian fashion ones from the mid 20th century. I think everyone who has hunted has found one. When I found my first one I was very excited until I found out what it was.

You beat me to it fyrffytr1. :thumbsup:
Great looking buttons with incredible detail, but as fyrffytr1 already mentioned, modern 20thc coat buttons.
Dave
 

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