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    Stephen A. Douglas: Awesome, Virtually Mint 1860 Shank Button with Large Ferro Portrait. What a great presence this piece has; it dwarfs the more familiar ferros from that year. We can recall seeing but one other example. Diameter 35 mm, ferro surface 23 mm. By way of comparison, the tintypes on typical front/back 1860 issues are just 15 mm. Only for strictest accuracy do we mention some flaking of the brass plating on the frame, not visible when viewed straight on. From the Scott W. Dolson Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
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