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North Carolina Sunburst (Rare NC13a - 22mm)
Item #: 07cwmus
SPECTACTULAR- RARE AS HENS TEETH N.C.13
Original and unaltered in Remarkable dug condition, 22mm North Carolina Sunburst. I have been looking about 10 years to procure a specimen as this, very elusive. Then in the last year I have seen a few come up. This die struck button, not cast as some say, is made of thick gilded sheet copper, without border. The front shows the starburst design, with the 8 points like a clock, on a plain background. The NC lies on top of a very finely stippled matte background, within a very wide (2mm) raised ring. This series is made of Very high quality and of superior die work, as compared to the other starburst designs. The back has the soldered on original shank, although bent still firmly attached. Much gilding still showing all around.
This very, very rare button was found years ago in the Chancellorsville Va. area.
These are reportedly to have been made early in the war , perhaps by the firm of Louis Froehlich and B. Estvan at there Wilmington Sword factory, which moved to Keanansville in 1862 .
Backmark: ""Southern Wartime Manufacture"
Ref: Tice NC230A1 -
Shipping Weight: 1 lbNot for Sale