George Washington ''Long Live the President'' Inaugural Coat Button From the Very First Presidential Inauguration in 1789

A memento from the very first Presidential inauguration in 1789, a George Washington coat button with George Washington's initials, ''GW'' at center and ''Long Live the President'' encircling the rim. Measures 1.3125'' in diameter. Missing shank on reverse, some rubbing to letters and tarnishing to metal. Very good condition. Highlighted in Alberts' ''Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons'' as well as DeWitt's ''A Century of Campaign Buttons 1789-1889'' as an important example of American campaign buttons.

Price: $3,000
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George Washington ''Long Live the President'' Inaugural Coat Button From the Very First Presidential Inauguration in 1789George Washington ''Long Live the President'' Inaugural Coat Button From the Very First Presidential Inauguration in 1789
George Washington ''Long Live the President'' Inaugural Coat Button From the Very First Presidential Inauguration in 1789
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