Very Pretty LA7 Confederate Louisiana State Seal Coat Button
Here is a Sharp Displaying LA7, Confederate Louisiana State Seal Coat Button ! It doesn’t have any gold gilt remaining on the front, but still has a beautiful nicely detailed look to it. There are no pushes, cracks, or damage of any kind, and the front wears a mostly smooth plumb patina, with some dirt still down in the recesses of the lined field and pelican, nicely showing the device. The reverse shows shank missing in action and maker’s mark mostly gone, but enough of the rays near the center lets us know, the mark was originally a period Horstmann & Allien with rays. You can see the details of this button from a distance, and it displays almost as well as a gilded example. But, it is priced at less than half of what one with gilt on it would cost you. Recovered near Berryville, Virginia. 22mm. A Great Looking Dug LA7 Louisiana State Seal Coat Button !
$175 plus shipping
Beautiful Civil War Period MO1 Missouri State Seal Coat Button
Here is a Simply Beautiful Civil War Period MO1 Missouri State Seal Coat Button ! It retains about 99% of its original gold gilt wash that highlights all the details very nicely. The state seal shows nicely including the grizzly bears on either side, motto in a circle of, “United We Stand Divided We Fall”, crescent moon and eagle with 12 stars above, and six bars in the helmet. The reverse shows an upright copper shank and period correct maker’s mark of, “Scovill Mf’g Co, Waterbury.” with an inner and outer row of dots. This is Albert’s MO1 or Tice’s MO200A1. 22mm. An Excellent Civil War Missouri Coat Button !
Nice Dug NC16 North Carolina Sunburst Button w/Gold Gilt Remaining
Here is a Nice Dug Confederate NC16 North Carolina Sunburst Coat Button ! The front shows a small chip on the edge between 2 and 3 o’clock, but no other damage. It also shows a good amount of the original gold gilt still remaining, with the remainder of the button having a smooth plumb patina. Reverse shows missing shank as is typical with 90% of ground recoveries, though solder remnants show where it was attached. A Nice North Carolina Sunburst that Displays Fine! 23mm
$85 plus shipping
Excellent Non Dug VMI Cadet Coat Button
Here's an excellent non-dug VMI, Virginia Military Institute, Coat button. This is the low-convex pattern, with the top of the spear touching the bottom of the -E- in Cadet. Shows wear from use, but still retaining 50-60% of the gilt on the face. Backmark is correct pre-war "R & W Robinson" inside a swallow tailed ribbon, with eagle at the swallow tails. Perfect tight, standup shank. This button didn't lay in a box somewhere, it was on a cadet's coat before, and possibly during the war ! Diameter 21mm. $165 plus shipping
Nice North Carolina Sunburst Recovered in North Carolina
This is a real nice example of the North Carolina Sunburst button ! It's got a smooth plumb patina, with a few tiny areas of green, and a tiny bit of silver plate still remaining on the lower right side. The letters NC stand out very well at center of device. Reverse shows lead solder remnants where shank once was, but it is now missing as they are on 98% of the dug examples. A very nice NC Sunburst that displays great ! Recovered North Carolina, possibly in the Pollocksville area. 23mm. SOLD
Beautiful Dug Pre-war VMI Cadet Coat Button
This is a real sharp example of an excavated VMI or Virginia Military Institute Coat Button ! It’s the low convex pattern with the spear touching the -D- in the word Cadet. It’s got a small push just to the right of Vitrus, [standing figure] but it’s actually very negligible. At least 50 – 60% of the gold gilt is still present, and perfectly highlites the dark letters and details. It really stands out in a display case ! Reverse shows a pre-war, “R & W Robinson” maker’s mark, inside a swallow tail ribbon, with eagle at ends of the swallow tail. Shank is missing in action. Backmark tells us though, that this button was on a Cadet’s coat, well before the war. A real nice gilted example that displays great ! Recovery location unknown. 21mm.
Here is a Fine Excavated MP4 Mississippi Infantry Coat Button ! It has a smooth dark brown patina, darker than my pictures, and highlights of gold gilt around most of the letters and inside the –I- in the star. There are no pushes or damage of any sort. The reverse shows intact shank slightly tilted, and enough legible letters to make out the Rmdc maker’s mark of, “Hyde & Goodrich N.O.” A Nice Displaying Confederate Mississippi Coat Button ! 21mm.
Here is a Very Nice Looking Dug Lousiana LA8, Pelican Coat Button ! The front has no pushes, cracks, or damage of any sort. It sports a nice brown patina, with about 10-15% gold gilt remaining, in places that nicely highlite the pelican device. Reverse shows local blank back, and broken shank missing. Entire button is tight. Recovered near Richmond, Virginia. 21mm. SOLD
Beautifully Gilted SC13 Confederate South Carolina Coat Button
Here is a Fine Dug Confederate SC13 South Carolina Coat Button ! It retains a generous portion of its original gold gilt that very nicely highlites the device, and is also evident on the reverse. The remainder of the metal shows a smooth plumb patina and there is a shallow push near the top center. The reverse shows an rmdc “Schuyler H. & G. N. York” maker’s mark in a stippled channel, and intact upright shank. This button is much prettier than my picture shows. Recovered Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. 23mm. A Great Displaying South Carolina Coat Button !
Nice Dug NC8 North Carolina with Smooth Patina and Shank Intact
Here is a Fine Excavated NC8 Confederate North Carolina Coat Button ! It has a smooth dark brown patina on the entire front that highlights the details of the device nicely. The state name, “North Carolina” is legible, more so than in my pictures. There are no pushes, cracks, or damage of any kind. The reverse shows an upright tight shank that appears to be iron. Channel back is tight, and there is an rmdc maker’s mark, but it is illegible. Likely the mark is either S.A. Meyers or W. Wildt both of Richmond, Virginia, and both often having marks that are hard to read. Any way you look at it this is a Fine Displaying North Carolina Button ! 23mm.
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