Fine ca.1870s to 1890s Post War AK4 Arkansas State Seal Coat Button
Here is a Very Nice AK4 Post War Arkansas State Seal Staff Officer Button ! Dating from the 1870s to the 1890s, this example still retains a generous portion of its original gold gilt, and shows no damage of any kind. The device shows a shield at center, with a steamboat, plow, beehive, and shock of wheat inside it. Left is the Goddess of Liberty, and right a diagonal banner with the words, “Regnant Populi”
and “Justice” on it. Regnant Populi, or “The People Rule” was the Arkansas motto until 1906, when it was changed to “Regnant Populus,” basically the same thing, but it allows us to date this button, as being manufactured before 1906. The entire device is on a lined field. The reverse shows a maker’s mark of, “ M. C. Lilley & Co. Columbus O.”, and an intact copper shank. With Civil War Period Arkansas State buttons running in the neighborhood of $4,000.00, this shining beauty would make a much, much more affordable filler in your southern button collection. 22mm. A Fine Post Civil War Arkansas State Seal Coat Button !
$75 plus shipping
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
$85 plus shipping
Beautiful Gilt Loaded SC13 South Carolina Coat Button -Nearly a Poker Chip
Here is a Beautifully Gold Gilded SC13 South Carolina Coat Button ! I would guess the front retains about 95% of its original gold gilt that very nicely highlites the Palmetto and motto of the button. The reverse shows gold gilt around the edge, a period correct Rmdc “Schuyler H & G N. York” maker’s mark and broken shank. It is a low convex button to begin with, and has a big push dead center, making it almost as flat as a poker chip, but not quite. It is priced accordingly and still displays Great ! Recovered Northern Virginia. 22mm. A Nice Dug SC13 South Carolina Coat Button loaded with Gilt and priced to sell !
$125 plus shipping
Nicely Gilted Dug SC13 South Carolina Coat Button
Here is a Fine Dug SC13, Confederate South Carolina State Coat Button ! It still retains 40-50% of its original gold gilt on the front that very nicely highlites the palmetto tree device on a lined field, and the motto “Animis Opibusque Parati” or “Prepared in mind and resources.” There is a very tiny push near dead center, that should be visible in my pictures, but detracts very little from the nice look of this button. The reverse shows a slightly tilted shank still intact and period correct Rmdc maker’s mark of “Schuyler H & G New York.” Only recovery information I have is Virginia. 22mm. A Fine Displaying Confederate South Carolina Coat Button !
$195 plus shipping
Very RARE SU407 Early Pattern Virginia Military Institute V.M.I. Cadet Coat Button
Here is a RARELY Seen or Dug, SU407 Early Pattern V.M.I. Virginia Military Institute Cadet Button ! This was excavated in January of this year, 2020, by Mr. Larry Hardin, and sold to Plez Bagby at Virginia Civil War Relicswho sold it to a collector.It shows moderate ground action, but surprisingly still retains enough of its original gold gilt to nicely highlite the V.M.I., the word CADET, and the design at center of Vitrus & Tyranny. It is a high convex button and shows no pushes or cracks either. Only a bit of the maker’s mark on the reverse is legible, but it is “R&W Robinson Extra Rich.”
The shank is still present and tight, though bent over to one side. This pattern of V.M.I. may be one of the earliest known, likely in use in the early 1840s, and is Very Uncommon. 22mm. Recovered in the Appomattox area. Very RARE & Early SU407 Virginia Military Institute V.M.I. Cadet Button !
$525 plus shipping
Very Fine Non Dug Civil War Period VA20 Virginia State Seal Staff Officer's Coat Button
Here is a Beautiful Non-Dug Civil War Period VA20 Virginia Staff Officer’s Coat Button ! It looks like it retains at least 95% of its original lustrous gold gilt, that very nicely highlites the detailed device. It shows a narrow rim indicative of civil war staff buttons, and a period correct “Scovill Mf’g Co. Waterbury” maker’s mark. The copper shank is intact and upright. 22mm. A Superb Displaying Virginia State Staff Officer’s Coat Button !
$250 plus shipping
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.
Nice Group of 11 Recent Missouri State Seal Buttons
Here is a Set of 11 Recent Missouri State Seal Coat Buttons ! Ten of them have a More modern Scovill Mfg. Co. Waterbury mark, while one is a heavy solid cast example. All have fairly good detail to the Missouri state seal, and all are 22mm in diameter. These would be great for a living history display or to go on a coat for someone wishing to portray a member of the Missouri State Guard.
Eleven Nice but Recent Missouri State Seal Buttons ! [ D.K. ]
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
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 !
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