Pennsylvania Seal Button or Lapel Pin

diamonddave

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Found this unusual button on a 1850's homestead site this morning. The front depicts the Pennsylvania State Seal. Instead of a loop on the back, it has two soft wires attached maybe for pinning through a collar or tie. I have since cleaned the back a little and it appears to say "Superior Quality". Could use some help on identifying it.
 

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Found this unusual button on a 1850's homestead site this morning. The front depicts the Pennsylvania State Seal. Instead of a loop on the back, it has two soft wires attached maybe for pinning through a collar or tie. I have since cleaned the back a little and it appears to say "Superior Quality". Could use some help on identifying it.
Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
 
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Thanks for the comments. After searching the web and seeing some others it looks like this could be a CW era Pennsylvania State Militia side hat button. I believe there would be two of these buttons which would fasten the chin strap to the hat using the two wire prongs. (pics attached for example)
 

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