Fine Displaying NCS270 Hillsborough Military Academy - North Carolina Button
Here is a Very Nice Dug Coat Button from the Hillsborough Military Academy in North Carolina ! It’s Tice’s NCS270Am, medium coat size and shows no pushes, cracks, or damage of any sort, front or back. The front retains about 35-40% of its original gold gilt still present that highlights the device very nicely. The remainder of the metal, front and back shows a fairly smooth brown patina. The device is a five-point star at center, with the letters N C at either side, inside a circle. Around the outside of that circle and inside an outer circle are the words, “Hillsborough Military Academy *”, all on a lined field. The reverse shows a well worn, but still partially legible depressed maker’s mark of “Schuyler H. & G. N. York,” along with an intact, upright shank still present. These buttons are not common at all, and most of the excavated examples have come from Civil War sites. This one displays beautifully. Recovery location unknown. 19mm. A Nice Hillsborough Military Academy 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
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Nice Slick VA13 Virginia Coat Button - Recovered Petersburg, Virginia
Here is a Fine Excavated VA13 Virginia State Seal Coat Button ! It’s got a super smooth dark brown patina that really highlights the device nicely, and remnants of the original gold gilt still present around the edges. There is one slight push at about 4 o’ clock, but it barely detracts from the overall look. The reverse shows an Rmdc “Scovill Mfg Co. Waterbury” maker’s mark and intact shank bent to one side. A Super Smooth VA13 Coat Button that Displays Great ! 22mm. Recovered at Petersburg, Virginia.
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. SOLD
Fine AK2 Post War Arkansas State Seal Coat Button - ca. 1870-1890s
Here's a Beautiful AK2 PostWar Arkansas State Seal Coat Button !It shows the device of the Goddess of Liberty at the top, with a shield underneath having a steamboat, plow, beehive, and six point star in it. On either side is an eagle and at the bottom a ribbon with the motto, “Regnant Populi,” meaning the people rule. In 1906, this motto changed to “Regnant Populus” so we know this button was manufactured before that date. The entire device is on a lined field, and it looks like 98% of the original gold gilt is still present with a superb luster. The reverse shows a ca. 1870-1890s, maker’s mark of “Pettibone Mfg. Co Cincinnati,” and an intact upright copper shank. With the Civil War Period AK1 Arkansas State Seal buttons bringing $5,000 + in non dug condition, this would make a good affordable display, for someone wanting an example of an Arkansas button in their southern state button collection. A Beautiful Example of a post-war Arkansas State Seal Coat Button !
Beautiful Non Dug SC13 Silver Plated South Carolina Coat Button
Here is a Beautiful Non-dug Silver Plated Albert’s SC13 or Tice’s SC248A7 South Carolina Coat Button ! The gold gilded examples are much more common than these silver plated ones. This one retains at least 95% of its original silver plate in lustrous condition, really setting off the details of the device. The reverse shows a period “Schuyler H & G - N. York” Rmdc maker’s mark, in a stippled channel, and completely upright shank, with silver plate still evident along the back edge of the button. It measures 23mm. Just a Super Fine Silver Plated SC13 Civil War South Carolina Coat Button !
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 !
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 !
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
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