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    George Washington: Prohibitively Rare Inaugural Cuff Button. GW-1789-33, 20 mm gilded brass. Albert WI-18A ("Fifteen Star Pattern"). Much, much rarer than the similar "Laurel Wreath with Star". Inscribed "Long Live the President" with a circle of fifteen stars. Possibly issued to coincide with Washington's second inauguration in 1793 when there were fifteen states. Original shank on verso. A lovely specimen... the first we have offered. Back in 1979, Dewey Albert personally viewed the GW buttons in the Frent Collection and noted this example as "one of two known".
    From the Collection of David and Janice Frent




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    Auction Dates
    February, 2018
    24th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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