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need info on this button, how old is it and what is value of it. measures 3/4 inch, the initial CG on eagle is on front.

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  1. gldfind, 2 years ago
    need info on this button, how old is it and what is value of it. measures 3/4 inch, the initial CG on eagle is on front.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    I posted info on this a while ago-- did you see it?

    scott
  3. gldfind, 2 years ago
    never did seen any info reply on this button.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    It is not for the Coast Guard. "CG" would have stood for City Guard or possibly a named town that began with a "C", such as Camden Guard. I am not identifying this to Camden Guard, just using it as an example.

    Backmark dates from the 1850s- 1870s.


    scott
  5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 2 years ago
    One of my references says Horstmann Bros & Allien buttons are 1852-1877. Buttonista may have better info.
  6. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 2 years ago
    Sorry Scott - I must have been writing my post as you were posting yours.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    No problem-- multiple sources are a good thing!

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Albert and Tice have identified a SIMILAR button to the Boston City Guards. That button has the motto "Semper Paratus" on the face as well as the eagle and "CG".

    The omission of the motto on YOUR button may indicate it is from another City Guard or a named "C" Guard.

    scott
  9. gldfind, 2 years ago
    this is a lot of very good information, thanks alot fellows.
  10. PegsButtons PegsButtons, 2 years ago
    I agree this is not a coast guard button..could be a centennial guard or city guard
    it could be a stock design for any centennial or city as the cost being much lower for entities to order than special die buttons with their city or whatever name spelled out
    according to my backmark book (which has many different HORSTMANN b/m your dates it 1850

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