SSBTN 1. Alabama Militia Coat Button.
AB 7A, 22 mm. Rare to find non excavated with this much gold plate and detail. This gemstone is flawless. A real beauty. Manufactured by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans.
SSBTN 2. Alabama Militia Coat Button.
AB 7A, 22 mm. Perfect Confederate local button probably made by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans. Consignor has marked this one way down for quick sale!
SSBTN 3. Dug Alabama Militia Coat Button.
AB 7B, 22mm. Rare button with no ground action and plenty of gold. This is a choice Alabama local. Dug west of Savannah, GA.
SSBTN 4. Dug Alabama Militia Kepi/Cuff Button.
AB 1 As2,15mm. Perfect and absolutely loaded with gold. Dug by Brant Arnold in an Alabama Troops Camp near Corinth, MS.
SSBTN 5. Dug Alabama Militia Coat Button.
AB 7 C, 22 mm. Rare variant with an intact iron shank. Great details and no problems at all. Dug near Resaca, GA.
SSBTN 6. Florida Militia Coat Button.
FL 1, 21 mm. Killer scarce button. Loaded with gold and flawless. “SCOVILL MG. CO. SUPERFINE” rmdc.
SSBTN 7. Dug Georgia State Seal Vest/Cuff Button.
GA 6, 19 mm. Extremely rare medium size button with unlisted “RIV’ET’D & SOLDER’D” bm. Flawless condition with no ground action. Razor sharp details. I would venture to say that this may be the rarest of all Georgia Buttons. Dug in N.Ga.
SSBTN 8. Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 2, 23.5 mm. Nice looking button with “W.G. MINTZER/PHILa 1861″ bm.
SSBTN 9. Georgia Militia Button.
GA 4, 23 mm. Perfect condition. Untouched. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN” bm.
SSBTN 10. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 1, 23 mm. Very nice button with lots of gold and the scarcer “STEELE & JOHNSON” bm. Shank is bent. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.
SSBTN 11. Dug Georgia Militia button.
GA 1, 24 mm. Super nice Georgia that is loaded with gold and has great detail. No shank. Provenance unknown.
SSBTN 12. Excavated Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 4. 23 mm. Good example with no pushes and intact shank. Dug N. Virginia.
SSBTN 13. Dug Georgia Militia button.
GA 1, 24mm. Another gorgeous button that was dug near Richmond, VA. Shank is missing in action.
SSBTN 14. Excavated Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 4, 23 mm. Nice Georgia State Seal with no ground action and light service wear. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN” bm.
SSBTN 15. Excavated Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 11, 21 mm. Rare button with nice gold highlights. This variant was produced by Casimir Rouyer of new Orleans early in the war. Dug near Savannah, GA.
SSBTN 16. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 1, 24 mm. Scarce “W.H. SMITH & CO. N.Y.” backmark. Good overall condition with decent amount of gold. Dug near Rossville, GA.
SSBTN 17. Dug Kentucky Military Institute Coat Button.
SU 192, 22mm. Nice detail and gold in all the right places. “HORSTMANN & SONS PHi” rmdc. Dug by Albert Jewell near Fort Fisher, NC.
SSBTN 18. Dug Western Military Institute Button.
SU 431, 24 mm. Fantastic button, very slight push. These were worn by Tennessee and Kentucky Troops. Provenance uncertain.
SSBTN 19. Louisiana Militia Coat Button.
LA 8, 22mm. Superb New Orleans made example made to outfit Louisiana’s Confederate Companies early in the war. Made by Casimir Rouyer or Bellenot & Ulrich.
SSBTN 20. Louisiana Militia Coat Button.
LA 2, 22 mm. Good looking example with “HYDE & GOODRICH, NEW ORLEANS” bm.
SSBTN 21. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.
LA 2, 22 mm. Loaded with gold, hard to beat this fine example with the “EXTRA RICH” bm. Dug near Dinwiddie, VA.
SSBTN 22. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.
LA 8, 22 mm. This variant was made by Bellenot and Ulrich of New Orleans. Perfect condition with great detail and traces of gold. Dug near Charleston, SC.
SSBTN 23. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.
LA 8, 22mm. Nice Confederate local with no ground action. This button is an absolute beauty. Provenance unknown.
SSBTN 24. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat button.
LA 4, 21mm. Less common variant in great condition. Dug by J.B. Harrell near Corinth, MS.
SSBTN 23. Mississippi Militia Infantry Coat Button.
MP 4. 22 mm. Perfect condition with clear “HYDE & GOODRICH, N.O. bm.
SSBTN 26. Dug Mississippi Militia Coat Button.
MP 1, 22 mm. How often do you see one of these for sale? How often do you see a dug one with this much gold? No ground action at all. Shank is missing. “EXTRA RICH” bm. Dug near Vicksburg, MS. This is a very scarce button.
SSBTN 27. Mississippi Cavalry Vest Button.
MP 3A, 15 mm. Mississippi Cavalry Cuff or Vest Button fashioned into a cuff link by a jeweler. From the estate of Fontaine Watts Mahood who served in Otey’s Battery, a unit formed in Richmond, VA. later incorporated into the 13th Artillery Battalion, A.N.V.
SSBTN 28. Excavated Mississippi Infantry Coat Button.
MP 4, 21 mm. Another fabulous Southern State Button. Heavy with gold and highly detailed. No ground action or problems.
SSBTN 29. Excavated Mississippi Artillery Coat Button.
MP 2, 21 mm. I have never seen a better looking Mississippi “A”. Back of button is cracked but face is flawless.
SSBTN 30. Dug Mississippi Militia Coat Button.
MP 5, 21 mm. Rare Confederate local made button in superb condition. This one has very little ground action and has traces of gold around the star and “MISSISSIPPI”. Dug Middle Tennessee. Minor rim chip on back. Ridgeway Collection.
SSBTN 31 a. Missouri Militia Coat Button.
MO 2, 23 mm. Flawless example. Loaded with gold plate and sharply detailed.
SSBTN 31 b. Missouri Militia Cuff Button.
MO 2, 15mm. Super nice cuff button in perfect condition.
SSBTN 32. North Carolina Militia button.
NC 8, 23mm. Nice looking example. Heavily gilded.
SSBTN 33. North Carolina Militia Coat Button.
Perfect 23 mm. NC 8. Desirable “S.A. MYERS, RICHMOND VA.” bm.
SSBTN 34. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.
NC 8, 23mm. Nice looking state seal button with gold and no problems whatsoever. Dug near Stafford, VA.
SSBTN 35. Excavated North Carolina Militia Coat Button.
NC 8. 22 mm. Nice button with no problems. Gold in all the right places. Dug Probably made by Wildt and Klein of Columbia, SC.
SSBTN 36. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.
NC 242 C1 (Tice), 23 mm. Scarcest version of this pattern with the wide inner circle and widely spaced “NC”. Provenance unknown.
SSBTN 37. Dug North Carolina Militia Button.
NC 16, 23mm. Fine looking example of this common Confederate button. Dug by Albert Jewell near Wilmington, NC.
SSBTN 38. South Carolina “Palmetto Guard” Overcoat Coat Button.
SC 17 A , 24 mm. Rare, large Overcoat size button in superb condition. “EXTRA GOLD QUAL’y” bm. These scarce buttons don’t come around very often.
SSBTN 39. South Carolina Militia Coat Button.
SC 13, 23 mm. Great looking button.. “SCOVILLS & Co. WATERBURY” bm.
SSBTN 40. South Carolina Militia Coat Button.
SC 13, 23 mm. Perfect button with deep patina and early ” HORSTMANN BRO.& ALLIEN” bm.
SSBTN 41. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.
SC 13, 23mm. Not a rare button but the condition is. Flawless with just enough wear on the high points. Gold everywhere. Dug by Jerry Bochek near Gaines Mill, VA.
SSBTN 42. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.
SC 13, 23 mm. Nice gold laden South Carolina Button that was dug near Richmond. Missing Shank and slight push .
SSBTN 43. Nashville Military College Coat Button.
SU 279, 24 mm. This button is in mint condition and much rarer than the two previously listed. This school was founded in 1855 and had Confederate General Bushrod Johnson as it’s original Headmaster. Confederate spy Sam Davis also attended the school before being hanged by the yankees. The original main building still stands and was designed by architect Adolphus Heiman who later became Colonel of the 10th Tennessee Infantry Regiment.
SSBTN 44. Excavated Tennessee Militia Coat Button.
TN 4, 21 mm. This is the best dug Tennessee Button that has been offered for sale in some time. Unusually good details. You can make out the motto “AGRICULTURE” and “COMMERCE” and also the rigging on the boat. Shank is present. There is a die crack at the bottom left edge which is a common defect on these crude buttons. Produced by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans. Dug near Dalton, GA.
SSBTN 45. Dug Texas General Service Button.
TX 27, 22mm. Rare Confederate cast brass Houston Depot button with “CS” within the star. Dug by Conrad Allen near Grenada, MS.
SSBTN 46. Dug Texas Militia Coat Button.
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SSBTN 47. Dug Waco Guards Coat Button.
TX 33, 23 mm. Hiram Granbury organized this Texas Militia unit in 1861 only to be killed in the suicidal charge at Franklin. This particular button has been flattened but still looks decent. Rare.
SSBTN 48. Virginia Militia Staff Officer’s Coat Button.
VA 20. 22 mm. Perfect condition. Desirable “CANFIELD .BRO & CO. BALTIMORE” bm.
SSBTN 49. Virginia Militia Coat Button.
VA 13, 23 mm. Another flawless Southern State Button. Desirable “KENT.PAINE & Co. RICHMOND” bm.
SSBTN 50. Virginia Militia Coat Button.
VA 7, 22.5 mm. Nice untouched patina with no problems. “SCHUYLER .H&G / NEW YORK” bm.
SSBTN 51. Virginia Militia Coat Button.
VA 16, 22 mm. Minty gilded example. No need to upgrade ever. “W.D. MINTZER PHILAd” bm.
SSBTN 52. Virginia Militia Kepi Button.
VA 16, 13 mm. Mint condition with “W.C. MINTZER, PHILDa” bm.
SSBTN 53. Virginia Staff Officer’s Coat Button.
VA 18, 22 mm. A beauty. Loaded with gold. “EXTRA QUALITY” bm.
SSBTN 54. Virginia Militia Coat Button.
VA 4, 23 mm. Nice silver plated low convex two piece button with “CANFIELD & BROTHER BALTIMORE” rmdc.