Help with Long Live the President Button

mastroj187

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Sep 23, 2019
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Hoping someone could provide some additional information on this button. I found it yesterday in upstate New York. It has no backmark, missing the shank, but the front reads "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" and is encircled with a wreath. It measures approximately 20 mm in diameter and the letters and wreath appear to be raised and not inscribed. A quick Internet search shows that it may be a George Washington: "Laurel Wreath" Inaugural Button. However, I realize that with buttons there can be a lot of varieties and manufacturers of the same type. Sorry not the best pic, but I hope to take better ones tonight.

Thanks for looking!
 

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Florida Finder

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Hoping someone could provide some additional information on this button. I found it yesterday in upstate New York. It has no backmark, missing the shank, but the front reads "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" and is encircled with a wreath. It measures approximately 20 mm in diameter and the letters and wreath appear to be raised and not inscribed. A quick Internet search shows that it may be a George Washington: "Laurel Wreath" Inaugural Button. However, I realize that with buttons there can be a lot of varieties and manufacturers of the same type. Sorry not the best pic, but I hope to take better ones tonight.

Thanks for looking!
Looks genuine to Me. Show us the back if you get a chance. Congratulations on a great find
 

JeffInMass

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Surely looks like the real deal- it's a banner find at the very least if it is- Congrats & GL!
 

JohnnyMac

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Hoping someone could provide some additional information on this button. I found it yesterday in upstate New York. It has no backmark, missing the shank, but the front reads "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" and is encircled with a wreath. It measures approximately 20 mm in diameter and the letters and wreath appear to be raised and not inscribed. A quick Internet search shows that it may be a George Washington: "Laurel Wreath" Inaugural Button. However, I realize that with buttons there can be a lot of varieties and manufacturers of the same type. Sorry not the best pic, but I hope to take better ones tonight.

Thanks for looking!
Looks good to me. How about some more pictures so i can be more jealous. Congraats.
 

Sandog

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Hoping someone could provide some additional information on this button. I found it yesterday in upstate New York. It has no backmark, missing the shank, but the front reads "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" and is encircled with a wreath. It measures approximately 20 mm in diameter and the letters and wreath appear to be raised and not inscribed. A quick Internet search shows that it may be a George Washington: "Laurel Wreath" Inaugural Button. However, I realize that with buttons there can be a lot of varieties and manufacturers of the same type. Sorry not the best pic, but I hope to take better ones tonight.

Thanks for looking!
That is a really nice piece. Assigned to any particular president?
 

Digger RJ

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Hoping someone could provide some additional information on this button. I found it yesterday in upstate New York. It has no backmark, missing the shank, but the front reads "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" and is encircled with a wreath. It measures approximately 20 mm in diameter and the letters and wreath appear to be raised and not inscribed. A quick Internet search shows that it may be a George Washington: "Laurel Wreath" Inaugural Button. However, I realize that with buttons there can be a lot of varieties and manufacturers of the same type. Sorry not the best pic, but I hope to take better ones tonight.

Thanks for looking!
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 
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mastroj187

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Sep 23, 2019
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Binghamton, NY
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Minelab Equinox 800
XP Deus II
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pepperj

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mastroj187

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Sep 23, 2019
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BuckleBoy

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I’ve dug two of that variety, and yes it’s a GWI. Fantastic find.
 

Lenrac2

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Congrats on your awesome find!
 

lenmac65

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What a nice piece of history. Congrats on the great find.
 

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