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Old 08-23-2017, 09:34 PM
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Default 1848 campaign button

I just dug this today. When I first dug it, I dismissed it as a blazer button of some sort. I saw a bust but didn't really think I had something. when I got it home and cleaned it up, then google search. Turns out it's a Zachary Taylor 1848 ' Rough and Ready' button !! The wording is rough but with my loop it is legible. It's unfortunate that while it is a two piece, the back was iron. So basically the front is only thing left.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:37 PM
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Really interesting find there. Can you tell me more about campaign buttons?

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Old 08-23-2017, 09:46 PM
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awesome piece of history. Congrats

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Nice!

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Old 08-23-2017, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by zeemang View post
Really interesting find there. Can you tell me more about campaign buttons?
It's a presidential campaign button. It would've been handed out to drum up votes or show support for a candidate . Taylor would win be sworn in 1849, he died in 1850 in office.

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Old 08-24-2017, 10:44 AM
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Now Thats cool! Do you have any idea on what its worth? Just for Forum curiosity...

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Old 08-24-2017, 11:43 AM
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Very cool congrats on a super find
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:24 PM
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nice find - the words are "rough and ready". this one is similar:
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That's an awesome find congrats special piece of history

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Old 08-25-2017, 08:32 AM
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I found one last year in New Hampshire. Very cool.

Yours is slightly different than all the other ones.
The face
The border
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Originally Posted by Mud-puppy View post
Now Thats cool! Do you have any idea on what its worth? Just for Forum curiosity...
Undug examples seem to got for between 160-220 at auction

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Very nice!

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Congrats on the awesome button!

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Originally Posted by imukdiver View post
It's a presidential campaign button. It would've been handed out to drum up votes or show support for a candidate . Taylor would win be sworn in 1849, he died in 1850 in office.
That is really cool!

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Nice piece of history!! Congrats
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