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North Carolina Sunburst, non dug (NC16a)
Item #: 03cwmus
Superb, scarce non dug example, measuring 23mm, die struck of thin sheet copper of one piece construction. The NC is on a irregularly lined field. Typically the "C" is rotated slightly upward in a counter clockwise direction, this is all within a ring 10mm in diameter. 7 point stars with the prime one up. These confederate locals show some crudeness in strikes and planchets, and on many the lower rays of the design tend to be smeared. Also this series differ slightly from the others, in that the motif appears on a finely pebbled background instead of the stippled field. The impression of the strike also appears on the back. This one also has a solid brass shank soldered on the back. 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"
Ref: Tice NC242a1 -
Shipping Weight: 1 lbNot for Sale