Here is a Wonderfully Gilted Dug US Staff Officer’s
Coat Button ! The front shows 75-80% of its original
gold gilt still present that finely highlights the details on
the device. There is a tiny little push just to the lower right
of the shield, but it is almost unnoticeable in hand or a
display case. The gilt has a “dusty” look that makes me
think it could be lightly cleaned to bring it out a lot more.
Reverse shows a period correct * Extra*Quality maker’s
Mark, and intact upright shank. A Beautiful US Staff
Officer’s Coat Button ! Recovered in Kentucky. 22mm.
$50 plus shipping
Beautiful Dug US Staff Officer's Coat Button
Here's a real nice excavated US Staff Officer's coat button, with about 40-50% of it's original gold gilt remaining ! Beautiful detail remains on the front and device, with that gilt highliting detail in the right places. There's a very tiny push at the bottom of the shield, but it's barely noticeable. Reverse shows a correct Civil War period "Extra Quality" backmark, in between two rows of hash marks, with a floral spray in between the words. Shank is still intact and tight, but has been bent over to one side. Just a very displayable, excavated Staff Officer's coat button ! Recovered Savannah, Georgia. 22mm. $50 plus shipping
Just About the Slickest Dug Eagle -C Cavalry Overcoat Button you may see
Here is Just About the Slickest Dug Eagle -C Cavalry Overcoat Button you may see ! The front shows gold gilt remaining around the eagle -C device which highlights it super nicely. The remaining brass on the front is a slick smooth greenish/brown patina, with no pushes, cracks, or damage of any kind. The reverse shows a nice mostly green patina, with upright shank intact, and completely legible “Scovill Mfg. Co. Waterbury” maker’s mark. 22mm. Recovered at Fredericksburg, Virginia. A Super Slick Union Cavalryman’s Coat Button !
$75 plus shipping
Beautiful Eagle -I- US Infantry Cuff Button - Shiloh, Tennessee
Here is Another Superb Eagle –I- US Infantry Cuff
Button ! Again with gilt that looks lustrous, though
not on the entire button. The reverse on this one though
shows intact shank, and a good portion of original thread
still present ! Can’t quite see the maker’s mark. Another
of the buttons I recently picked up dug at Shiloh,
Tennessee, and one that will display beautifully !
$20 plus shipping
Very Pretty Little Civil War Period CT3 Connecticut State State Seal Cuff Button
Here is a Very Pretty Little Civil War Period CT3 Connecticut State State Seal Cuff Button ! It retains a generous portion of its original gold gilt on the front that really shines, and still shows the details fairly well. The reverse shows a period correct “Extra Quality” mark, and upright shank still intact, as well as gold gilt around the edges. Recovery location is unknown.15mm.A Fine Displaying and Uncommon Connecticut State Seal Cuff Button !
Fine Dug NY10 ca. 1820s-1830s One Piece New York Button
Here is a Nice Dug One Piece NY10 New York Coat Button ! The device is an eagle on a globe with the word “Excelsior” underneath, all on a lined field. The button shows a nice greenish brown patina overall with minimal ground action, and the details show well. The reverse has a period “Imperial Standard Superb” quality mark, with a solid inner circle and an inner circle of dots. The shank is present but bent over to one side and the patina is the same as the front. 23mm. I have an identical example of this button in the non-dug early button section and it was once silver plated. A Fine Dug New York button, recovered in New York, and dating to the 1820’s.
$30 plus shipping
Very Nice Dug Union Artillerymanís Eagle -A- Coat Button
Here is a Very Nice Dug Union Artilleryman’s Coat Button ! It’s the two-piece pattern with spread wing eagle and the letter -A- on the eagles breast. There are no pushes or damage and quite a large portion of the original gold gilt is still present on the front, nicely highlighting the details of the eagle device. The reverse shows the upright shank intact and tight, and an Rmdc Horstmann Maker’s mark, with quite a bit of verdigris build up in the recesses. 21mm. Recovered Cold Harbor, Virginia. A Fine Displaying Union Artilleryman’s Coat Button !
Beautifully Gilded Eagle -C- U.S. Cavalryman's Overcoat Button
Here is a Beautifully Gilded CV1 US Cavalryman’s Overcoat Button ! It shows about 70-75% of the gold gilt still nicely intact and perfectly highlighting the details of the eagle -C- device. The remaining areas have a bright green verdigris on them that may hide a bit more of that gilt. The reverse shows upright shank is still intact, along with a period maker’s mark of, “ *Scovill Mfg Co. * Waterbury” inside two concentric rings. Around the outer rim is the same green verdigris that’s on the front, and at about the 2 o’clock position, a tiny bit of the rim is missing. The entire button though is still strong and tight. 23mm. Recovered at 2nd Cold Harbor, Virginia. A Super Displaying Dug Eagle -C- Overcoat Button !
Beautifully Gilted US Eagle -D- Dragoon Coat Button w/Shank
Here is a Beautifully Gilted Dug U.S. Dragoon Coat Button ! The front retains at least 45-50% of its original gold gilt wash that very nicely highlites the details of the eagle, and the -D- on his chest. The rest of the front shows a mostly smooth brown patina & there are no pushes, cracks, or damage. Though it’s hard to see in my pictures, the reverse shows a just legible “[dot] Scovills [dot] Waterbury” maker’s mark and intact, upright shank. This is a pattern that would have been worn in the 1830s-1840s. Albert’s DR3 or Tice’s DR206A13. Recovery location unknown.19-20mm. A Superb Displaying Eagle -D- Dragoon Coat Button with Gilt !
Dug 1820s-1830s US Great Coat Button with Excellent Details
Here is a Beautiful Excavated GI 71 ca. 1820s-1830s Army General Service button, also known as the “Great Coat” button ! This one has a wonderful green and plumb patina on the front that highlights the device very nicely. The device is an eagle at top, over the letters U*S, with an oval at bottom. The reverse shows an upright intact copper shank. Ground action on the reverse makes it hard to read the entire “United States” back mark, but I can make out the words “States” fairly well. 20mm. A Fine Dug Example of an Early US Great Coat Button !
Fine Detailed US Great Coat Button w/Shank
Here's a Beautiful Dug US Greatcoat Button, ca.1820-1830!
It's the flat two-piece pattern, with intact upright shank, and wonderful details on the US, eagle, and wreath device on the front. Reverse shows "United * States backmark mostly legible, with some wear on the word United. Nice dark brown smooth patina.A Very Sharp & Early US button. Recovery location unknown. 20mm.
Nice Displaying Dug OC5 U.S. Ordnance Corps Coat Button
Here is a Nice Displaying Dug OC5 U.S. Ordnance Corps Coat Button ! It has no pushes, cracks, or damage of any kind, and the details on the front show well. It has a dark brown, almost black patina, both front and back, that makes me think it may have been recovered from the edge of a fire pit. The words, “Ordnance Corps” are still legible on the front, as well as the crossed cannons and flaming bomb. The reverse shows an upright intact shank, and a partially legible maker’s mark. There is enough of that mark for me to know that it is, R & W Robinson Extra Rich. It is much more evident in hand, than in my poor pictures. 23mm. Recovery location unknown. A Nice Displaying, & Rarely Found in Excavated Condition U.S. OC5 Ordnance Corps Coat Button !
Fine Dug Gold Gilded Civil War Period MG4 Michigan State Seal Coat Button
Here is a Fine Dug Gold Gilded Civil War Period MG4 Michigan State Seal Coat Button ! It is a 3-piece staff type button and shows no pushes or damage on the front, with a good amount of its original gold gilt still present, to very nicely highlight the state seal device. The reverse shows more ground action and the maker’s mark is hard to see, but I can make out enough of it with a glass to know that it is “Goddard & Bro * Extra *” between two rows of dots. 22mm. A Fine Displaying Civil War Michigan State Seal Coat Button !
Beautiful Gold Gilt U.S. Eagle I Infantry Coat Button
Here is a Beautiful Dug Federal Eagle I Infantry Overcoat Button ! It retains 70-80% of the original gold gilt on the front that perfectly highlites the Eagle -I device, with no pushes, cracks, or damage of any kind. The reverse shows a tight upright shank still intact, and a mostly legible, period correct, “Waterbury Button Co. * *” , maker’s mark. 23mm. Just a Superb Displaying Federal Infantry Overcoat Button, loaded with Gold Gilt !