George Washington “Eagle and Star” Inaugural Button
(1789) George Washington Inaugural Button. “Eagle and Star” Type. Albert WI-12C. Plain Reverse. Brass. With Original Shank. Extremely Fine.
35mm. This classic design type George Washington Inaugural Button is of a major variety has 63 incuse dots or indentations forming a surrounding design to the outer border. There is a sharp, highly detailed central Patriotic Federal Heraldic American Eagle with a Liberty Shield on its breast, Arrows and Laurel Branch clutched in its Talons. The Eagle's Head is wisely turned towards the Laurel, which shows our country's preference for peace. Above the Eagle is a Six Pointed Star with Rays. The reverse shank is complete yet pushed flat. This rich natural chocolate-brown brass example is extremely smooth and clean with just a faint bend. Overall, an impressive fully original George Washington “Eagle and Star” Inaugural Button having just some slight even wear.