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Old 11-18-2020, 01:35 PM
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Cool 1ST Eagle button

Second one from left in the example pic
Wish it was in better shape , as you can see more details on the inside
Whats the chances of getting more details from the front?

Wish i knew it was issued for the civil war or not
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:59 PM
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Let it get dry, then take some tooth picks to it. Start on the edges and see how the dirt comes off. Remember you can snap off the end of the pick and use the softer splinters to go easier on it. So far, I've always found that my buttons retain more of the details during cleaning, unlike coins. You just need to knock that dirt layer away.

Awesome find!
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Old 11-19-2020, 05:33 AM
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Great find. If you can get it a bit cleaner, please post pic.
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:26 PM
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It may clean up like this one i found like yours, also missing the back.
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:17 PM
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As far as it being civil war or not, without the back of the button, along with the back mark , it wouldn’t be so easy to narrow down a specific date range.

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Old 11-21-2020, 07:01 PM
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Awesome find!

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Old 11-27-2020, 09:13 AM
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Nice find, good luck cleaning it up!

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Old 11-29-2020, 02:54 AM
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That is a great-looking button, congrats!

Would like to see it after you clean it.
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