Five Rare Buttons You Can Find With Your Detector

Five Rare Buttons You Can Find With Your Detector

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Confederate Buttons

One of my favorite things to find are really old brass buttons.   It’s always exciting to see them come out of the ground.  They were easily lost, so pulling a really rare and valuable one from the ground is always a strong possibility.   Here are just a few types of really rare ones that are recovered in the United States every year by detectorists like you and me:

button_mississippiDuring the Civil War, the US troops were much better outfitted than the Confederates.  As a result, Confederate buttons are much more rare and valuable in general than Federal buttons.   So, as exciting as finding a nice US Eagle button is, finding a Confederate button will pretty much cause your head to explode.  Pretty much any Confederate State or  Military Button is worth $100, $300, $500 or much more.   Pictured here is a nice, dug Mississippi infantry button.  Beauty, rarity, history.

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