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
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. $85 plus shipping
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.
$125 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
Dug NC8 North Carolina Coat Button
Here is a Nice Priced NC8 North Carolina State Seal Coat Button! It has one small crack at the top between the A and the R in Carolina, but otherwise has a decent displaying face. There is some damage on one edge and the back is loose, but the crude drilled shank is still present. It’s not high grade by any means, but a decent dug example, and Priced To Sell !
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. $225 plus shipping Sale Pending
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.
Nicely Gilted SC266Am South Carolina Vest Button - 18mm
Here is a Fine Non-dug Civil War Period South Carolina State Seal Button ! It’s a small coat or vest size at 18mm and is unlisted in Albert’s book, though Tice lists it as SC266Am1. Tice lists them as South Carolina Militia buttons and says they were probably manufactured by Steele & Johnson ca. 1860s. I have seen a couple of others dealers mention that they were intended for South Carolina troops, but of the size most commonly used by Citadel Cadets. Either way it is a fine period South Carolina state button. The front retains at least 98% of its original gold gilt nicely highlighting the Palmetto tree, SC, and motto of the South Carolina Seal. The reverse shows the period correct maker’s mark of, “Horstmann & Allien N.Y.” between two concentric circles, and a tight upright copper shank. A Nice Civil War Period South Carolina Button !
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