Circa – Original die is dated 1858, however, despite the existence of a relatively large number of these, none have been excavated. It is suspected that a limited quantity was struck by a northern firm before the war and then many more were stamped between 1870 and 1900. Original in the collection of Duncan Campbell.
“Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” by Steven E. Mullinax. Pg. 147, plate #269