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1789 "GW Long Live The President" Inaugural Button $2,695

28mm. "Narrow Spacing" variety. Original shank intact. Though the whole of the button looks to be copper, the mottled toning of the front and back is more suggestive of brass, which we believe this to be. Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston, who administered Washington's oath, is reported to have turned to the crowd of spectators after his duty was done, shouting, "Long Live George Washington, President of the United States!". A very neat piece of Americana.

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