🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Help IDing a button with Lincoln on it?

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Found this today . A button with what looks like Lincoln but facing left. The back is missing . Looks like possibly a date on it ? I’m sure it is not super old? But would love to know if anyone has any info on it . Thanks everyone
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That rim on the edge is different looking,its standing too high:icon_scratch::icon_scratch:
 
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Good afternoon everyone
Found this today . A button with what looks like Lincoln but facing left. The back is missing . Looks like possibly a date on it ? I’m sure it is not super old? But would love to know if anyone has any info on it . Thanks everyone
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Part of a two piece button?
 
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Heres a similar one on Worthpoint; they claim it is an 1860s campaign button but I dunno....
 

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Heres a similar one on Worthpoint; they claim it is an 1860s campaign button but I dunno....
Well that would be awesome if it was something along those lines. Saw a few after your post showing campaign and mourning buttons all similar but none quite same. Hopefully someone will have some info, this one has really got me stumped.
 
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I don't think Lincoln wore a beard in 1860.
Good eye !
The story starts with an 11-year-old girl named Grace Bedell from Westfield, New York.

Grace wrote to Lincoln on Oct. 15, 1860, and said, in part: “I have got four brothers, and a part of them will vote for you anyway, and if you will let your whiskers grow, I will try and get the rest of them to vote for you. You would look a great deal better, for your face is so thin. All the ladies like whiskers, and they would tease their husbands to vote for you, and then you would be president.”

Lincoln wrote back on Oct. 19, musing to young Grace about whiskers, “Having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a piece of silly affection if I were to begin it now?”

In February 1861, his train stopped in New York, where Lincoln met young Grace Bedell. He told her, “You see, I let these whiskers grow for you, Grace.”
 
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