Framed coin and military buttons (4)

Object Number: 
INV.5836.1-4
Date: 
1786-1787
Medium: 
Pewter, copper
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (1), inside scroll on front: "FEDERAL"; on back: "J.C." (Federal Army button, c. 1786; probably made by Joseph Callender) stamped: (2), inside scroll on front: "FEDERAL" (c. 1786) stamped: (3), inside scroll on front: "FEDERAL"; on back: "PARK"
Description: 
Copper coin: eagle in center with shield on breast, grasping branch in one claw and arrows in the other, inscribed at top; three solid pewter military buttons that have eagle in center with shield on breast, with inscribed scroll at top; two of the buttons are inscribed on back.
Gallery Label: 
The military buttons were worn on the uniforms of Federal Army privates, and were probably found by the Field Exploration Committee near the Revolutionary War barracks at West Point. In 1787, both Joseph Callender and Jacob Perkins made the dies that were used to stamp Massachusetts state coins.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group