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    George Washington: Sought After "Linked States" 1789 Inaugural Shank Button. "Long Live the President, GW" in center of chain of links representing each state. A certain number of GW buttons seems to have been gilded prior to issue but usually just a hint of the gilding remains. On this example the gilding is still evenly present in almost all the recesses creating an attractive contrast with the base metal. It appears to have been buried but has only light, and again very even surfaced porosity, which detracts minimally. Original shank. A very pleasing copy. Diameter 34mm.

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    June, 2008
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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