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Old 09-14-2018, 08:43 AM
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Default USA revolutionary war continental army button.

I just found the pewter continental army button at my old spot by the beach. The markings are nice and crisp. Anyone have an idea of its value? Iím not selling it but just wanted to have an idea for bragging rights


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Old 09-14-2018, 09:26 AM
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Congratulations on that find. They don't generally hold up that well. Acidic soil seems to chew em up good. I've found two, nowhere near that condition. Can you associate it with a particular battle or skirmish, based on where you found it? It's indeed a precious piece of history.
Value, no idea. It'd be a great addition to a Rev War display. You've found a tough one there.

Oh, that's a really old buckle part in the background. I'd guess early 1700's.

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Old 09-14-2018, 09:37 AM
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Unfortunately there were no recorded battles in the location where it was found. The only information I could find is that it was once a whaling processing town. Itís location was also at the entrance to a port. The British blockaded it during the war and put the whaling there out of business. The condition I assume is better then most since it was found in the ocean.


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Old 09-14-2018, 11:31 AM
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Good catch. Makes me very jealous.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:34 PM
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Great piece of history!

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Old 09-14-2018, 11:20 PM
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Nice! We get a few here in the Colonial South . But I alway enjoy digging them in NE too. Great save!
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:13 PM
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Very sweet!

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Old 09-15-2018, 11:40 PM
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A nice one, congrats on a sweet button.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:15 PM
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Congrats! Some awesome history
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:18 PM
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Congrats on the historic find!

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Old 09-20-2018, 02:33 PM
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Very nice button. I'd love to have one of those in my collection. HH

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