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    Can anyone tell me anything about these?
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    Welcome to the forum.
    That’s an incredibly beautiful buckle. Nice finds.
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    Welcome !! Did you dig these ?? Looks like maybe a Colonial shoe buckle. Can't tell you about coin / button ....
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    Thanks rchalker

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    Welcome to the forum. Nice finds.

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    I dug the buckle and button about a month ago. Each was dug on different properties where the houses were built around 1700. It looks like the back of the button says TU_NE_ SOWER & CO in the outer circle, along with other writing we can't make out. The inner circle around the shank has atleast 5 stars. Unfortunately there is nothing on the front of the button.

    The American Liberty coin my wife dug last weekend...at the beach. Guessing it is a reproduction.

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    Very nice finds!

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    A very nice buckle. And you're probably right, the coin is a little too pristine to be original. Probably a reproduction. LTD

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    Can you make out any of the other letters on the back of the button ?? Put a bit of water on the back and try looking at it while its wet. Good luck !!
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    Try the water trick like Fox said and you can also try using a flashlight by holding it off to the side of the button letting it make a shadow where the lettering is.
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    This might help. Appears the stars circle the center.
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    There was an A.J. TOWER button company out of Boston, if memory serves ....
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    Try soaking in mineral oil and light toothbrushing

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    Thanks for all the comments. Tried the water trick and looks like there's (star) Turner Sower & Co (star) There is more writing going in the other direction on the lower half, but can only make out one or two letters at this point. Will try and get more info when I have more time. I did look online for Turner Sower, couldn't find anything. Oh well, will keep trying.

    The buckle does say Deauville on one side, so that's kind of cool.

    Does anyone know if the William Moulton 1776 American Liberty coin was ever minted...or was it only replicas of the original pattern that were made? I read the coin itself was never minted, but since I am new to all this, i wasn't sure if I was misunderstanding things.

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    I think some were made but never put into circulation. From what I have read they were made out of copper. I don't know if any exist or if they were all destroyed for some reason.
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