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    Very small button.

    Hunted a site today that has been hit pretty hard. My good finds were a small harness buckle, part of a spoon or fork, a rolled copper point and the smallest button I have ever found. It just covers the head on a Lincoln penny. It's a two piece and still has the shank. I wonder what it would have been used for?
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    Seems like an older site. I hope someone knows what that button was used for. Nice find!
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    It is a mixed site. The button is 1840s or newer while the rolled copper point is late 1700s.
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    What is that rolled copper used for?
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    They were made by Native Americans in the very late 1700s. Some, like this one were used as arrowheads while others with a hole in the small end were tinklers, worn on the clothing. They would hiy each other during a dance thus the name tinkler.
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    Wow, that is a small button. Could it have been used as a cuff link maybe? It has some fancy on it. The object in the middle of the button looks like an Asian character.
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    I will try to clean the button and get a better picture of it. I think it is too small to be a cuff link. I lost it in my finds bag and had to turn the bag upside down on a towel and knock all the dirt and dust out before I could locate it.
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    This is as clean as it is going to be. I have been told it could be a child's clothing button, a doll button, shoe or glove button.
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    It has been IDed as a woman's shoe button. They measure 8.5mm as does this one.
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    Nice older finds! Always love the native stuff!

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    The rolled copper point caught my attention right away. Nice find! That button is tiny ! I wasn't aware that the 1970 Lincolns had a double die variety until I saw your pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    The rolled copper point caught my attention right away. Nice find! That button is tiny ! I wasn't aware that the 1970 Lincolns had a double die variety until I saw your pic.

    Only if you're an old man who can't hold a camera steady! I would be rich if all the coins I took pictures of were really double dies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    It has been IDed as a woman's shoe button. They measure 8.5mm as does this one.
    I believe that is a glove button rather that a shoe button, which were even smaller than that one.

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