Nice Slick Brown CS181 Confederate Block -I- Infantry Coat Button
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 !
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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 !
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Very Nice Dug Confederate Block -I- Infantry Button w/Stars & Original Tinback & Shank
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 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 !
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 !
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 !
Very Pretty CS172 Confederate Lined -I Infantry Coat Button
Here is A Fine Dug CS172, Confederate Lined -I Infantry Button ! It has an overall mostly smooth plumb/brown patina with no pushes, cracks, or damage of any sort on the front. The reverse shows the same nice patina and a legible “Superior Quality” mark, along with a tilted but intact shank. Recovery location unknown. 22mm. Just a Fine Displaying Confederate Lined -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 !
Fine CS181 EML & C Richmond, VA., Confederate Block -I- Infantry Button
Here is a Fine Dug Richmond, Virginia, Maker Marked, CS181, Confederate Infantryman’s CoatButton ! The front shows a very nice mostly green patina, with a tiny bit of ground action, but no pushes, cracks, or damage of any sort. The Roman – I – Infantry device shows very clear and distinctly. The reverse shows an Rmdc Maker’s mark of, “E M L & C. Richmond, VA.” which is easily legible, and an upright intact shank. There is a small push to the bottom left of the back, but it does not show from the front at all. Overall, just a very nice and uncommon, maker marked, Confederate Infantry Coat Button. 23mm. Only provenance I got with this was a verbal of Richmond, Virginia. Fine Displaying Richmond, Virginia, Manufactured Confederate Infantryman’s Coat Button !
Here is a Beautiful Excavated CS177 Confederate Script -I- Infantry Coat Button ! The front shows a wonderful smooth brown/green patina that really highlites the lined -I- device superbly. You can spot this one in a case across the room. The reverse shows a plain brass back, with shank intact though tilted to one side, and a tiny bit loose. This button has an outstanding look that is even better than my pictures indicate. 23mm. Recovery location unknown. A Super Displaying Confederate Script I Infantry Button !
Fine Confederate CS117 Block -A- Artillery Coat Button
Here is a Fine Confederate CS117 Block -A- Artillery Coat Button ! It has no cracks, bends, or damage of any kind. The front shows a mostly brownish plumb patina, with highlights of light green around the edges, and the -A- device stands out nicely. The reverse shows the tin back completely intact, as is the copper shank, though the shank is bent to one side. Recovery location unknown. 22mm. An Excellent Displaying Confederate Artillery Button !
Fine Excavated CS127 Lined -C- Confederate Cavalry Coat Button
Here is a Fine Excavated CS127 Lined -C- Cavalry Coat Button ! It has a nice brown/green patina overall that displays the -C- device nicely, and shows no cracks, breaks, or major damage at all, though there may be a very slight push at center inside the -C-. When it was recovered the shank was in the hole, but had become detached from the button. It has been professionally restored, and I don’t think you would know if I didn’t tell you. The plain brass back shows the same brown/green patina as the front and the entire button is tight and strong. Recovered near Shelbyville, Tennessee. 23mm. A Fine Displaying Confederate Lined -C- Cavalry Button !
Another Fine Displaying Confederate Tinback Block -I Infantry Coat Button
Here is another Fine Excavated Confederate Tin back Block -I Infantry Coat Button ! It has a nice mostly brown patina with a few green highlites and some moderate ground action, but no pushes, cracks, or damage of any sort. The reverse shows the original tin back present and strong, and copper shank still intact and upright. Only recovery location I got with this one was Northern Virginia. 22mm. A Fine Displaying Confederate Block -I Infantry Button !