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Colchester has been a huge Army garrison town since the day of the Roman Empire and still is. The CS Army were over here trying to drum up support for their cause and to get military supplies. The old churches were tempting tourist destination for foreign visitors where most of the coins have been near. POW's from the Napoleonic era right up to W.W.II worked the land and this was also used as a staging area for D Day.
1860's I dollar gold coin - exact date is obscured by a blob of solder as these were used extensively as jewelry items, i.e. tie pins and cufflinks - found by Boston Bud

Great find by an old church 1830 USA Liberty 5c coin

19thC USA Shield Nickle
1852 USA 3 cents
1900 USA Barber Dime
1934 USA Indian head USA 5 cents
1862 USA indian head 1 cent
1835 USA Liberty milled silver half dime
1900 USA Barber Dime ( this one looks too clean so one of the guys could have been playing a joke LOL)
Canadian Rod's finds were exported to him and on cleaning up some of his old buttons to his amazement this Revolutionary War Washington Eagle Button appeared. Rare find. Congratulations to Rod.
WWII USA GI buttons
WWII Canadian military button
WWII New Zealand Forces button


The states of Pennsylvania and New York had a "State Fencible" military unit. (Sort of a State Militia regiment). They date from the War of 1812 and onward into the 2Oth-century. For example, they served in the Spanish-American War. Your button is shown as PA45 in Alphaeus Albert's button-book ("Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, with Supplement")


USA Marine button

1941 - 1960

Not a CSA button
USA Georgia state button

USA Marines button

Boston Elevated Bowe & Seligman as a backmark from 1880's to 1920

Canadian Pacific SS Line
In use 1901 - 1930's
Early Version
Maker - Unknown

US Navy button

U.S. late 1800's early 1900's police button
USA Post Office Dep't

1870 Australian Victoria full sovereign gold coin found by Alaskan Todd
95th Canadian Infantry Batt'n