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Caintuk 07-01-2018 01:27 PM

Revolutionary war patriot coat button
 
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I posted this pic in 2 different areas without realizing what I had. Not a lot of info on the Internet. After researching, these were propaganda Patriots buttons they would wear in defiance of the British. These were made about the same time as the GW inaugural buttons. I seen where there were only a few in existence. Mass. Virginia, SC, and now Kentucky! I was fighting the 90 degree heat. It rang up 35 VDI on my whites MX Sport. Same as large pull tab. I knew it was significant but didnt know how so until the wee hours of the morning researching. My best find EVER!

Vermonster 07-01-2018 02:26 PM

Ha, didn't see you posted in this section, and answered on your other thread about them being revolutionary war. Very nice!

zeemang 07-01-2018 06:54 PM

Great job researching that, unbelievable find man. I have NEVER seen one of those posted on here!

Caintuk 07-01-2018 07:06 PM

The tail has 13 rattle buttons representing the 13 colonies. Thanks for helping me research Vermonster.

Oldsjunkie 07-02-2018 08:22 PM

Man, I love that thing...Congrats on a spectacular piece! :aok:

Dogfisch 07-03-2018 08:03 AM

WOW NICE! Don't tread on me:cool:
What state did you find it in?

GroundSweeper 07-03-2018 01:08 PM

Thatís an awesome button! :wow:

Caintuk 07-03-2018 06:05 PM

[QUOTE=Dogfisch;2971053]WOW NICE! Don't tread on me:cool:
What state did you find it in?[/QUOTE

I found it in Kentucky about 15 miles from Boonesboro. That's the mystery. How did it leave the coastal colonies and why.

waltr 07-03-2018 06:28 PM

[QUOTE=Caintuk;2971250]
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Originally Posted by Dogfisch (Post 2971053)
WOW NICE! Don't tread on me:cool:
What state did you find it in?[/QUOTE

I found it in Kentucky about 15 miles from Boonesboro. That's the mystery. How did it leave the coastal colonies and why.

My guess is that it was on a coat that traveled west with settlers.

Great looking button and great find.

GeneralQuarters 07-03-2018 08:31 PM

Insane find. WTG! Do you think it could have been worn by Daniel or Squire Boone? It's possible!

Caintuk 07-03-2018 09:22 PM

Always possible. Squire maybe, col. Calloway or George Roger's Clark. Had to be someone politically active. I'm going to research who built the house back in the day. That will lead to clues.

matmit 07-06-2018 10:24 PM

Big congratulations on such a rare find in Amazing condition!

crazydigger 07-07-2018 03:42 PM

Incredible find Congratulations!

METALMANIAC-NY 07-08-2018 11:57 AM

Amazing find....great piece of history...congrats

BRJ123 07-11-2018 10:50 AM

stunning, way to go!

DigginLikeADog 07-11-2018 10:51 PM

Incredible!!

longbow62 07-18-2018 02:06 PM

Congrats on the incredible button! Super sweet find of a life time.

TrashMasterCCS 07-21-2018 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Caintuk (Post 2970387)
Attachment 418674

I posted this pic in 2 different areas without realizing what I had. Not a lot of info on the Internet. After researching, these were propaganda Patriots buttons they would wear in defiance of the British. These were made about the same time as the GW inaugural buttons. I seen where there were only a few in existence. Mass. Virginia, SC, and now Kentucky! I was fighting the 90 degree heat. It rang up 35 VDI on my whites MX Sport. Same as large pull tab. I knew it was significant but didnt know how so until the wee hours of the morning researching. My best find EVER!



Now thatís a find! You gonna frame that bad boy?


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Caintuk 07-22-2018 02:26 PM

I sure am! I'm presently getting it appraised.i saw one sell for $1100 dollars to a private collector. I'm not interested in selling it though.

Foragist 07-25-2018 11:32 PM

Very interesting indeed! It's in pretty decent condition for a dirt find too! I probably would have said "Hmm Cool...a button with a snake on it"; then cleaned it up and tossed it in my odds & ends finds box. For $1100, I'd give everything in that box, plus throw in a box of Hotwheels and a jar of wheat pennies.:lol:


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