US Officers Button

Carolina Tom

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I went to a spot that is close to town, a few houses used to be there, just grass now. Very near where I found the SC button last month.

There is always plenty of trash, but coins were showing up too. This hole had a coin, and a marble in it.

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9 wheaties showed up, but no silver coins, I was a bit put off by that. It would have been nice to have a silver coin.

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I was glad to see this Model T valve stem cap, as it’s around 100 years old.

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I got a small buckle, but I don’t think it’s very old. Input appreciated. A piece of harmonica reed too.

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When I first saw this I thought it was from 1875, I was all excited until I looked closely and saw that it was NUMBER 1875, expired in 1961. Damn.

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I got a couple of tokens.

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When this popped out I really got excited.

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I just knew it was a military button and from the shape, either an Excelsior or US Staff Officer... Closer examination would seem to indicate that this is a post-1875 button. It’s a “tin back”.

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If I’m not correct, let me know.

Here is a picture of all the goodies at once.

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Thanks for looking and good luck on your hunts.
 
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Cool NY World's Fair tokens and other finds!
 

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Lots of great finds there- Congrats!
 

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Great hunt Tom boy thats the kinda day I dream of some slim pickens where Im at nice button that dog tag I would have thought 1875 as the date as well but still a cool find.. Great post
 

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Hey man you have been killin it. Way to go.
Those are some nice finds.
 
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Carolina Tom

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Hey man you have been killin it. Way to go.
Those are some nice finds.

Thanks man. I found a spot that has a few goodies.
 

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The dog tag fooled me at first also. Neal pile of finds!! Good going.
 

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Very interesting selection of finds Tom, you never know what's going to pop up at these old home sites! :occasion14:
Love the old marble too, any eyeball find 'keepers' are always a bonus.

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Nice digs Tom! Love the tokens and the button!
 

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