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Old 04-16-2017, 08:51 AM
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Default Flat/Dandy Button?

Found this 0.02" (0.5 mm ) thick, 1.4" (35mm) diameter copper/brass disc buried about 9" deep in a colonial-era pasture-turned-to-woods. On the front side there are two concentric circles engraved and there are a few tiny gold-colored flecks. On the back, there are no markings and no discernible signs of a shank. The disc has a 'tear' in it, extending about half-way across the disc.

Could this be a flat or "dandy" button?

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Old 04-16-2017, 10:12 AM
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I don't see a sign of a shank, but than I am not holding it. If I were to bet, I would go with a flat button, but it certainly could have a different use. I have found flat buttons without a backmark on more than one occasion.
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