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    George Washington 1789 Inaugural Button: An Unlisted Variant. In his definitive reference, Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, Dewey Albert pictures a similar variety as WI 20, giving it a high Rarity 6 designation. The elaborately engraved "GW" (obviously engraved by a mechanical process, rather than hand-engraved) appears identical to that of the present example. In fact, the dimensions of the engraving are precisely the same on both copies, the only difference being the diameter of the planchet; Albert's WI 20 is 25mm, while this button is 19mm. Excellent condition, with fine, old patina. Several trivial fine old scratches visible under magnification are noted for accuracy. The shank is a modern replacement. An important and distinctive George Washington button variant.

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