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North Carolina Sunburst (NC16c)
Item #: 01cwmus
Scarce dug example, that is silver washed. This series is by far the scarcest the least attractive and crudely made of the NC 15-16 series. Measuring 23mm, die struck, made of copper with one piece construction. The NC is widely spaced apart, almost touching the inside border of the ring on a very crude lined field within a ring 12mm in diameter. 7 point stars with the prime one up, a stippled field sits behind the crudely and less pronounced rays of the sunburst, which take up a good portion of the front. Again the impression of the strike is on the back. This one as usual is missing the shank. These again are reportedly made by Louis Froehlich and B. Estvan at there Wilmington Sword factory, which moved to Keanansville in 1862.
This button was found years ago by Allen Gaskins a little north of Wilmington N. C.
Backmark: ""Southern Wartime Manufacture"
Ref: Tice NC242c1 -
Shipping Weight: 1 lbNot for Sale