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    George Washington 1789 Inaugural Shank Button. This "Long Live the President" variety is always a collector favorite. It comes in several slightly different versions, and this one is Albert WI 11-C, with wider space between the "G" and "W". He assigned it with a high "R5" rarity rating.

    As seems to be the case with many of these buttons, the present example appears to have been excavated, and the surface exhibits a light overall porosity and some "softening" of the lettering. However, it retains a very attractive even, light chocolate color and the shank appears to be original and never re-attached. A very presentable, "affordable" example of this popular item.


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    June, 2006
    7th Wednesday
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