Here is a Beautiful Non-Dug CS175, Confederate Manuscript -I Infantry Coat Button ! It has a wonderful golden brown patina on the front that really highlights the manuscript -I device. The reverse shows more of a reddish patina, with remnants of gold gilt around the intact shank, and down in some of the letters of the maker’s mark. The mark reads, “Halfmann & Taylor Montgomery” with a misspelled “ALABAMD” inside the inner row of dots. 23mm. A Great Displaying Confederate Manuscript -I Infantry Button !
$300 plus shipping
Very Fine Excavated Confederate CS26 Staff Officer's Coat Button with Gilt Remaining & Shank Intact.
NEW ! Here's a Beautiful Dug Confederate CS26 Staff Officers Coat Button ! The front has a wonderful mostly smooth dark brown patina, with enough gilt still remaining around the eagle device, to perfectly highlight it. No pushes, cracks, or damage of any kind. The reverse shows a blank channel back, with considerable gold gilt still remaining and intact shank. 21mm. Recovered Tennessee. A Super Displaying Gilted Confederate Staff Officer’s Coat Button !
$350 plus shipping
Beautiful CS27 Confederate Staff Officers Button w/Lots of Gilt & Intact Shank - Recovered Tennessee
Here is a Beautiful Little CS27 Confederate Staff Officer Cuff or Vest Button ! It has no cracks, pushes, or damage of any sort, and retains a good portion of its original gold gilt on the front, very nicely highlighting the eagle device. The device is an eagle looking right, on a lined field, with a wide border that almost makes it look like a three-piece button. The reverse shows a blank, deep channel back, with gilt still remaining in the channel and intact though loose shank. There is some chipping around the edges but button is still tight and strong. This particular pattern was only manufactured in this size, about 15mm. Recovered Tennessee. An Uncommon and Superb Displaying CS27 Confederate Staff Officer’s Button !
$350 plus shipping
Here is a Beautiful Excavated CS117, Confederate Tin Back Block A Artilleryman’s Button ! The front shows no pushes, cracks, or damage of any sort and wears a nice mostly brown patina, with a few areas of green, nicely highlighting the A device. The reverse shows the original tin back very nicely intact showing its original form, and copper shank intact and upright. 22mm. Recovered Culpeper County, Virginia. A Beautifully Displaying Confederate Artillery Button !
Here is a Beautiful Dug Confederate Block -A- Artilleryman’s Coat Button ! The front shows a mostly smooth brown patina that really highlites the -A- and makes it stand out. There are a few small areas of dirty green, but no pushes or cracks. The reverse shows the original tin back completely intact, as well as the copper shank which is still upright. Recovered near Frayser’s Farm, Virginia. 22mm. Just a Beautiful Dug Example of a Confederate Artillery Button !
$175 plus shipping
Beautiful Dug CS172 Confederate Lined – I Infantry Coat Button
Here is a Beautiful Dug CS172 Confederate Lined – I Infantry Coat Button ! It has a wonderful mostly smooth dark brown patina on the front that is even darker than my pictures, but nicely highlights the Lined -I device, and there are no pushes, cracks or damage of any sort. The reverse shows a period correct quality mark of, “Superior Quality,” and a tight intact shank, though tilted over to one side. The patina on the reverse is a mixed plumb/brown color. 23mm. Recovered Orange County, Virginia. A Great Displaying CS172 Confederate Lined -I Infantry Button !
$195 plus shipping
Beautiful Dug CS177 Confederate Script I Infantry Button
Here is a Simply Beautiful Excavated CS177, Confederate Script I Infantry Coat Button ! It has no pushes, cracks, or damage of any kind on the front, and wears a wonderful smooth brown patina that very nicely highlites the script I device. The reverses shows a period correct and totally legible mark of, “Superior Quality”, and shank still intact though bent to one side. One edge shows a small area of apparent rough crimping around the edge that is likely from manufacturing. 22mm. Recovered in Caroline County, Virginia. This button displays even better and smoother in hand than in my poor pictures. A Superb Displaying Confederate Script I Infantry Button !
$185 plus shipping
Very Nice Dug Confederate Block -I- Infantry Button w/Stars & Original Tinback & Shank
[ NOTE :I SOLD this button a few months ago, but that man’s collection is now going in a different direction and I was happy to buy it back.]
Here is An Excellent & Uncommon Confederate Block -I Infantry Button with Stars ! It is Albert’s CS186 & Tice’s CS1255. This example is also uncommon in that it still retains its original tin back and brass shank. It wears a great, mostly green patina on the face, with a little bit of ground action near one end of the -I device. At first glance, in hand, seven of the stars are visible, and if you turn it around in the light, another one or two is also visible. The only star that I can personally see on the I device is the one the middle. However, these buttons are uncommon, and often several of the stars are not visible due to wear. This one shows most of them, and really has a great look. Recovered near Richmond, Virginia. 22mm. A Great Displaying Confederate Block -I Infantry Button with Stars !
Here is a Beautiful Dug CS181 Confederate Block -I Infantry Coat Button ! The front has a nice mostly smooth brown patina that highlites the -I device and the large rim very well. There is no damage, pushes, or cracks at all. The reverse shows a nicely legible maker’s mark of “E.M.L&C. Richmond, VA.”, though the shank is missing. Many of these Richmond marked buttons are recovered in the Northern and Central Virginia area, but this one was actually dug near Tunnel Hill, Georgia, and you can still see some of that red clay dirt on the reverse. 22mm. A Fine Displaying Confederate Infantry Button !
$140 plus shipping
Fine CS182 Confederate Block -I Infantry Coat Button
Here is a Fine CS182 Confederate Block -I Infantry Coat Button ! It’s the pattern with a brass face and copper back with a row of dots. It has a mostly smooth dark brown patina, with one tiny little blemish along the bottom right of the -I- device, and a very nice look, with no cracks or damage otherwise. The reverse shows the row of dots nicely on the back, and an intact and upright shank. Only recovery location I got was the Richmond, Virginia, area. 22mm. A Fine Displaying Confederate Block I Infantry Button !
Here is a Fine Excavated CS36 Confederate Staff Officer’s Coat Button !It’s the pattern with the eagle facing left on a lined field, encircled by eleven stars. This one has no pushes or cracks, and a nice green patina overall, with just a bit of what looks like rust around the eagle’s head. It may have been in close proximity in the ground to a piece of iron. That may also clean up with some gentle coaxing. There are hints of the original gold gilt in several of the lines, around the stars, and at the top inner edge of the eagle’s wings. The reverse shows a mottled plumb color, with just enough of the maker’s mark present to determine that it was “H T & B Manchester,” with shank still present and tight, though tilted slightly. The non-dug CS36 buttons are usually available and running around $1,000, but the dug examples seem to be fairly scarce.This one was recovered near Batesville, Arkansas. 24mm. A Nice Displaying and Uncommon, Excavated Confederate CS36 Staff Officer Button !
$375 plus shipping
Superb Dug CS185 Pewter or White Metal Confederate Infantry Button
Here is a Superb Dug CS185 Pewter or White Metal Confederate Infantry Button ! It is the pattern with an integral cast shank, and visible mold seam on the reverse. The front shows some minor scuffing and wear but the I device displays great, and the outer borders are intact. The reverse shows some very minor edge chipping and location dirt, with integral shank still nicely intact. 21.5 mm. Recovered Fredericksburg, Virginia. An Excellent Displaying Example of the CS185 Confederate Infantry Button !
Beautiful Dug CS184 Confederate Cast Copper I Infantry Button
Here is a Beautiful Dug CS184 Confederate Cast Copper I Infantry Button ! It has real good definition to the Block I device, and wears a nice mostly smooth greenish brown patina front and back. The reverse shows shank still intact and small black lettering where digger identified the recovery site, which was Savannah, Georgia. 23mm. Just an Outstanding Example of the Cast Confederate Infantry Button that Displays Great !
Here is an Excellent Dug CS181 Confederate Block -I Infantry Coat Button Manufactured in Richmond, Virginia ! It has a beautiful face with no pushes or cracks, and a mostly smooth brown patina, that very nicely highlites the -I device. The reverse clearly shows the “E M L & C Richmond VA,” maker’s mark and an intact, though slightly tilted shank. Just a very fine Confederate Infantry button that looks even smoother in person, than in my pictures. Actually recovered in the Richmond, Virginia area. 22mm. A Fine Displaying Confederate Block -I Infantry Button !
Here is a Beautiful Dug Confederate CS101 Artillery Coat Button ! It has no damage whatsoever, and shows a wonderful face or front, with a mostly greenish brown patina and some dirt still on it, that perfectly highlites the -A device and gives it a great look. The reverse shows a legible “H T & B * Manchester” maker’s mark and shank still intact and tight. This is a big button at 24mm diameter. The verbal provenance I got with it was that is was recovered near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, so it was most likely lost during that campaign. Much prettier in hand than my picture conveys. A Beautifully Displaying Confederate Artillery Button !