that button looks to be early judging by its size and image.I think in the early 1790's coat buttons shrunk roughly from the size of a half dollar to a nickel.I would say colonial.If that button is what i hope it is.That is definitely a banner find.whatever it is, very nice find.I get the feeling I'm way off; like not even standing in the parking lot of the ball park; so feel free to disregard; but I see "SLAU JULY" on the reverse. St. Lawrence University ( est.1856) in Canton, New York goes by "SLAU". Did they make some buttons? And since this button looks stamped from the back to raise the obverse, shouldn't this be backwards? Maybe this will help someone else. Orange are the lines I see, green are the ones I made up.... View attachment 940889
I am hoping it is George Washington!Anything associated with him is Highly sought after.Like that George Washington inauguration Button on the banner with the eagle on it.I have never seen a example of anything George Washington Like the button you have,"assuming it may be"But there is allot i haven't seen.You "might" have something kind of rare there.I would keep looking into it.Thanks DigIron2. Any idea who the figure might be.