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    Got A Copper Today!

    Went back to the site where I found the Pres. Adams cufflinks. I gridded the entire site & was rewarded with what looks like a CT as well as this beautiful ball button. Luckily did not see any bears today or any porcupines.

    Any ideas on the ball button for age? Was this a military button?

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    Nice! I've never seen a ball button that still had plating on it.
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    That spoon is super old! How old is that button? Congrats, Roger!
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    Thanks guys! No idea on the age of the spoon. I've been told the button could be an 1830's Military Button.
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    Is there a backmark on the button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    Is there a backmark on the button?
    Nope, it's unmarked.
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    congrats on the Connecticut , Roger . surprising i've seen a lot recovered lately , the ball buttons are most common on dresses and cadet uniforms and i see more silver plated ones than gold .

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    congrats on the Connecticut , Roger . surprising i've seen a lot recovered lately , the ball buttons are most common on dresses and cadet uniforms and i see more silver plated ones than gold .

    Dan
    Thanks Dan!
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