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North Carolina Sunburst (NC16b)
Item #: 02cwmus
Really nice, scarce dug example, that is silver washed. This button was found in a sandy area and no doubt the reason so much of the silver wash is intact. You rarely see these, measuring 23mm, made of copper with one piece construction. The NC is on a wavy lined background within a ring 11mm in diameter. 7 point stars with the prime one down, a stippled field sits behind the star. This series is struck sharply with a crisp die, and being silver washed it shows wonderful detail on the front, and will always show the impression of the strike 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.
Backmark: ""Southern Wartime Manufacture"
This button was found years ago by Allen Gaskins at Fort fisher, Kure beach area.
Ref: Tice NC242b1 -
Shipping Weight: 1 lbNot for Sale