GWI 4
The “GW” Monogram With The Linked States & Plain Legend
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The 3 Roads of American Prosperity / French Fleur de Lis Legend
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Scottish-Rite 1127 Dunkfeld Cathedral Legend

GWI 4 SBV.1
For those who don’t give up on GWI button collecting,
the Brass Ring comes in a Gilt Rainbow.

~ Isabela’s Blue Diamond ~

 

 

GWI 4-A, B, & C The “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES W/ THE 3 ROADS LEGEND: GWI 4 was made in a variety of metals: Gold-Wash Brass, Plain Brass, Bronze, Silver-Wash and Plain Copper. Since, the Linked States pattern was made in assortment of metals, it has the widest variety of colors found in all GWI buttons. All the die variants are flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The size for A, C, D is 34mm, and the size for B can range from 32 to 35mm. The Rarity rating for A is R-2, and the rarity rating for B & D is R-7 for Sub-Variant 1, and R-5 for Sub-Variant 2. The Rarity Rating for C  is R-7. I decided to introduce a New Variety: GWI 4-C, and 2 New Sub-Variant for GWI B: SBV.1 & 2. This will allow GWI collectors to make the distinction between all the known die variants. GWI-C could have possibly have been a replacement steel die engraved in England. GWI 4-D is a Scottish-American Apprentice Rendition.

     So, lets begin with the New GWI 4-C variant. Under close examination there are a few key differences. First, unlike the other die variants A, B, & C, there is no die break in the State of Maryland’s abbreviated letter “M”.  Second, the script font used in the engraving is not the same as the other variants for the states initials. Third, the large center “G” in the monogram is a different design. Also, one should note the G’s curl loops around the Colonial Swirl intersect at two points instead of one. These variations clearly indicate another die was cut and used for manufacturing of this linked states pattern.

     The next introduction into the GWI 4 family is the two different sub-variants of GWI 4-B’s pattern. If you compare SBV.1 & SBV.2 you will notice that the 3 Prong Lily / 3 Roads Touch Marks placed on the button after production are different from each other. This is evidence that there were two separate steel dies hubs created to reflect two different meanings. I believe that GWI 4-BSV.1 is a tribute to the Scottish Operative Masons of the past who first used this symbol in the Scottish Dunkeld Cathedral in 1127. The GWI 4-B SBV.2  which has 6 known examples was most likely made for a Freemasonry Lodge who followed Strict Observance. The American Allusion is where the 3 Roads meet for America’s prosperity: Unity, Prosperity, and Independence (Industry). This is strictly an American Tribute which was also celebrated in the Unity, Prosperity, and Independence button below.  This art design can actually be traced back to the Royal Merovingian King’s Crown. The supporting French argument would be that the exiled Scottish Loyalist took refuge in France after 1715 Preston rebellion. So, the underlying assumption is that the Jacobite Resistance was alive and well in France as in English Social Clubs. Even though the 3 touch marks on GWI 4-SBV.1 & 2 variants have a different meaning, I decided not to split these two buttons up to make either one a whole new GWI 4 variation; such as i did with, “GWI 4-C”. 

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Robert J. Silverstein 
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Gary C. Gianotti’s

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I believe this GWI 4-SBV.2 was made specifically for a Freemason Lodge in
Philadelphia or Virginia that adheres to Strict Observance. This Specific
Button Exhibits Multiple Artisan Engraver’s Signatures & Scottish Royal
Culture Symbols which are “Not Commonly Found”on other GWI 4-B
Specimens. The clarity of the stamping marks further leads me to believe
this was one of the earliest buttons stamped before die fatigue.

 

    The Linked States pattern is probably the best known, and most sought after out of all George Washington inaugural buttons. This Rare Specific GWI 4-SBV.2 Variant (6 known) was most likely made for Masonic Lodges in either Philadelphia or Virginia who followed a sect Rite of Freemasonry known as Strict Observance. Even though I have provided the Allusion as to the American Patriots view: “The 3 Roads,” the Scottish Tribute Meaning provided by Robert Scot & his Philadelphia Artisans is in relation too Authority, Sovereignty, and Divinity. Herby supplanting the Ancient Kings Authority to Rule under Allusion of a Clean Birth Certificate. 

     To break down the unknown symbols of GWI SBV.2, we must realize the universal understanding of sovereignty and where it originates. Let us start with the unknown meaning (Until today 9-18-2018) of the 3 touch marks circling around the periphery. This is in reference to the 3 Prong Lily which was the Crown of the Merovingian Kings. This evolved into the French Four De Lis. All English and Scottish Stuarts were half French. This 3 Prong Symbol symbol would act as a Divine Authoritative Reference to the Rightful Kings hereditary bloodlines to Jesus Christ. This in-turn was an accepted authority by the Holy Roman Church which help empower the European Royal Kings Sovereignty by having a Divine Link to God! By Robert Scot placing the Christian Cross within the button’s periphery, we transformed the meaning of the King’s Divine Right to Rule, to now grant authority and mean, “The Devine Right to be President.” 

     Next, is the transfiguration of the meaning of the Chain Link. This pattern was said to be the idea of Benjamin Franklin for early currency such as the 1776 Continental Dollar or the later 1787 Fugio Cent. This is not the truth by a far stretch. This was actually Re-purposed Propaganda again such as, the Liberty Cap and Pole, or the American Rattlesnake Buttons. This again drives from 18th century England around the 1760’s I believe with the underground Jacobite movement against the Hanoverians. As with the 1760’s Eternity Snake below it shows a united front against the Hanover King and his Order of 12 Knights for the Restoration of the Rightful Stuart King. Under the Patriot Allusion of the “13 States Uniting Together,”  Robert Scot & his Philadelphia Artisans were able to use sort-of-an evolutionary process of the “Old Serpent of Resistance” taken from Charles I to Charles II reign. Cleverly, they were able to transfigure the Ouroboros symbol into a New Chain Link Symbol. On one front it provided the American citizens the Allusion of a Unity representation. While it’s substructure of a completed linked-circle inferred to the meaning of the English use of the true Ouroboros meaning,”Time is Renewed” and the (chain link) circle is now closed for the rebirth (of the New Republic).

 

This is a 1760’s Jacobite Ouroboros Button
It was dug in Stood, a medway in Kent, South East England.

     This would be the “1st” known use of a “Chain Link” at least 10 years prior to Benjamin Franklin Re-purposing this Jacobite Propaganda for Continental Congress’s colonial currency. The chain links most likely symbolized the representation of “Resistance & Restitution United Against the Hanover King and his 12 Sir Knights of the Order of the Garter. This would have been made in France, not Birmingham England because of it being Treasonous against the Crown. All Jacobite Propaganda was Re-purposed for the Patriot Cause. -R.J.S. 

*Rob’s notes: The 3 Prong Lily Border (Fleur de Lis) comes from the 1st Ancient Merovingian King when he changed his religion to Catholicism. To signify this transition he altered his New Crown to include a 3 prong lily. As the Royal Bloodlines lineage flowed through the centuries in different parts of Europe, Royal Princess were given names like, “Elizabeth” to reflect this as a tribute to their bloodline’s heritage. After establishing a throne in France it was quickly converted into a Flower Type 3 prong Fleur de Lis.

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RJ. Silverstein’s The Isabela Collection

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GWI 4-B SV.1 THE “GW” MONOGRAM W/ LINKED STATES & SCOTTISH-RITE 1127 DUNKFELD CATHEDRAL MARKS

Surface Color: An Iridescent Gold, Blue, Green, and Red.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering, Gilt Brass.
Size: 34.67mm.
Rarity: R-7 (Sub-Variety 1) Only one known to exist!
Variety Type: GWI 4-B SV.1  12th Century Scottish Operative-Mason Cathedral Mark.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Excellent Planchet Condition, An Exceptional Impression & High Relief Pattern Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: This extraordinary rare button is an exceptional example for a sub-variation to the popular linked states. The brass planchet is solid and flat, and has no metal fatigue or deterioration. The surface’s color has a natural iridescent rainbow of colors in the Gold from being kept in the dark for 225+ years. The fancy Script “GWMonogram has a nice deep impression, and all the letters are easy to read. The Colonial Swirl has a nice strike with no flat worn spots or broken lines in the swirl. The narrow channel used for the legend is nicely inset and shows the slogan’s letters with good height and volume. The Roman font capital letters are nicely elevated and the letters have clear cut lines. The linked Stipple Oval Rings that bind the state names together show a nice deep strike; and all the individual stipples are clear without any wear. All the abbreviated initials for the State Names are clearly defined with good strike depth and letter lines. The 12th Century Scottish-Rite Cathedral Marks circling the legend is unique to this button. The marks have clear lines with nice deep strikes.

* This is the only specimen known with the Scottish-Rite 12th Century Cathedral Mark. The other die variant GWI 4-BSV.2 has the 3 Roads of American Prosperity / French Flur De Lis or Three Prong Merovingian Crown
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, straight, and intact. The surface is as fresh as the day it was manufactured.

Library Records Has Information on GWI 4-B SV.1-4:
History:       Yes           Only Recorded Sales Price:  Yes

Current Button Owner and Location:    ~ New York ~

The RJ Silverstein’s Isabela Collection.~

 

  

 *This button was originally owned by a family from Rhode Island. From family correspondence it was proven that it was purchased in 1789, for George Washington’s Inaugural Celebration.
In 1812 when the British Invaded America, the family feared for it’s finding, and placed the button in a Secret Draw in the back of a Hutch-type Dresser.
The great granddaughter received the 18th century dresser as a gift from her grandfather in 1951. The 95 years old great granddaughter moved to Florida, and asked an antique dealer for an appraisal for the sale of her 18th Century dresser. This is when the button was discovered for the first time since it was hidden from the invading British Troops in the War of 1812. The Beautiful Iridescent Multi-Color comes off the Gilt because it “sat in the dark” until 2010.~

* As far as Condition is concerned, I believe Isabela’s Diamond GWI 4-B SV.1 is the Best George Washington Inaugural Button Known to Exist.

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This GWI 11-A Specimen in my opinion is the Best Known Specimen to exist for Natural Toning of Gilt.

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GWI 4-B SV.2 THE “GW” MONOGRAM W/ LINKED STATES W/ MEROVINGIAN 3 PRONG CROWN/FLUR DE LIS
Part of the Strict Observance Collection.

Surface Color: An Iridescent Gold W/ Reddish Pinks.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering, Gilt Brass.
Size: 34.77mm.
Rarity: R-5 (Sub-Variety 2) One of 6 Known 
Variety Type: GWI 4-B SV.2  American 3 Roads/ Scottish Merovingian Kings/ French Four De Lis.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Excellent Planchet Condition, An Exceptional Impression & High Relief Pattern Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: This extraordinary rare button is an exceptional example for a sub-variation to the popular linked states. The brass planchet is solid and flat, and has no metal fatigue or deterioration. The surface’s color has a natural iridescent Gold W/ Pinkish Red Hues. The fancy Script “GWMonogram has a nice deep impression, and all the letters are easy to read. The Colonial Swirl has a nice strike with no flat worn spots or broken lines in the swirl. The narrow channel used for the legend is nicely inset and shows the slogan’s letters with good height and volume. The Roman font capital letters are nicely elevated and the letters have clear cut lines. The linked Stipple Oval Rings that bind the state names together show a nice deep strike; and all the individual stipples are clear without any wear. All the abbreviated initials for the State Names are clearly defined with good strike depth and letter lines. The 12th Century Scottish-Rite Cathedral Marks circling the legend is unique to this button. The marks have clear lines with nice deep strikes.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, straight, and intact. The surface is as fresh as the day it was manufactured.

Library Records Has Information on GWI 4-B SV.1-4:
History:       Yes       Only Recorded Sales Price:  Yes

Current Button Owner and Location:    ~ New York ~

The RJ Silverstein’s Isabela Collection.~

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GWI 4-B SV.2 THE “GW” MONOGRAM W/ LINKED STATES W/ MEROVINGIAN 3 PRONG CROWN/FLUR DE LIS
Part of the Strict Observance Collection.

Surface Color: Antique Silver & Black.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Silver-Wash Copper.
Size: 34.39mm.
Rarity: R-6 2 of Six Known to Exist.
Variety Type: GWI 4-B SV.2 The Three Pronged Merovingian Crown / Flur De Lis.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Excellent Planchet Condition, Strong/Exceptional Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: This rare specimen has retained most of it’s original Silver-Wash on the surface as well as all of it’s strike impressions. The copper planchet is solid and flat, and shows no signs of metal fatigue or deterioration. The surface retains 98% of it’s silvering on the obverse, but has dissipated within some of the stippled link ovals and states letters. The obverse may have been cleaned at one time with soap and water, but hard to determine for a fact. The fancy Script “GW” Monogram only has a light foot print impression, but still shows a clear letter image with only a small break in the “G” swirl. It appears a small swirl area of the “G” is worn flat into the surface. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” has a nice strike impression, and has no flat wear or breaks in the swirl. The narrow channel used for the legend is nicely inset, and gives a nice volume and height to the slogan’s letters. The Roman Font capital letters for the motto are all nicely elevated, and easy to read off the stippled background. The Separation Cross is still nicely raised, but doesn’t have sharp angled lines because of die fatigue during the original stamping. The Linked Oval Rings that binds the states names together is nicely preserved in this button, and show all the individual stipples clearly. The abbreviation letters for the State’s Names are nicely inset and easily recognizable. In-Between the stippled Rings is the French Flur De Li or Three Prong Merovingian Crown. This button has a lot of pleasing attributes and should be a welcomed as a rare Crown Jewel in anyone’s GW collection.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface appears to be a bit abrasive or wavy, but still pleasingly solid.

Library Records Has Information on GWI 4-BSV.2-5:
History:      Yes          Last Recorded Sales Price:      Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:    ~ New York ~

The RJ Silverstein’s Isabela Collection.~

Seller Claims Grandfather from N.Y. bought it from a person in Connecticut in early 1900’s.

 

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Nice Iridescent Orange-Yellow.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering, Gilt Brass.
Size: 34.27mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, An Exceptional Planchet Tone is Exhibited, An Exceptional Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: I believe this to be one of the finest specimens known in GWI’s 4-A buttons. Rarely do “Un-Dug” specimens surface. This example exhibits the Natural Gilt Brass Tone. Very rare and impressive to behold in ones hand. Photo’s do not capture the beauty these buttons truly posses in natural toned condition. 
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, straight and intact. 

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-2
History:     Yes         Last Recorded Sales Price:   Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:  ~ New York ~

RJ. Silverstein’s Isabela Collection. ~

 

GWI 4-A.1 THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER:

Surface Color: A Nice Olive Brass Patina.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Letters in Channel, Copper.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-6
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: Well if i had to pick another WI 4-A pattern, this would be my choice. The strike through reverse lends to the buttons authenticity, and makes it stand out among it’s peers. Just wish I had the fortune to dig this Spectacular Flash Reverse GWI 4-A. The planchet is solid, and shows no metal corrosion or deterioration. The surface is clean, and shows no scratches or abrasions. The “GW” Monogram has a nice deep impression, and the letters are easy to read. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is fluid, and shows no flat wear. The Narrow Chanel that encircles the Monogram only has a light foot print impression, but this tends to show the Slogan’s letters more vividly when reading. The Roman Font Capital Letters are all nicely elevated, and show nice clear letter lines. The Separation Cross is also raised nicely with strong angled lines. The Linked Oval Rings all have good impressions, and show the individual Stipples clearly. Overall an exceptional examples with strong designs.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface is clean and smooth and shows the obverses pattern clearly.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-41
History:     Yes     Recorded Sales Price: Digger Owner
Current Button Owner and Location:     ~ X ~

The Dale Hawley Collection.
Dale Dug around New York / Massachusetts Border

 

In the above graph, Dale notes the subtle letter variation from GWI 4 standard font type. As noted, the Lack of a Die Break in the “M” confirms a second die was made at one point. + Possibly, as a replacement it could be the First English engraved steel die hub! +

 

GWI 4-C THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH FONT STYLE VARIANT W/IN LINKED STATES BORDER
Made from a Completely Different Steel Die then All other GWI 4 Specimens.

Surface Color: A Soft Worn Antique Brown Leather.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 33.92mm.
Rarity: R-7 As of date this button is the only one known to exist!
Variety Type: G Stem Circle, Letter Variation, No Die Break.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, A Good Planchet Condition, A Good Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: A nicely aged button with lots of old fashioned charm and charisma. The shade of the brass is a rich light golden brown. The planchets surface is predominantly smooth and free of any harsh scratches. There center has a small raised bump which unfortunately interferes with the center of the “G” in the monogram. This is from the shank on the reverse. 
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is smoothly filed off for coin collection. The surface is smooth to the touch, but does exhibit some minor scratches and abrasions.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 C-1
History:    Yes       Last Recorded Sales Price:  Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:  ~ New Windsor, NY ~

The RJ. Silverstein’s Isabela Collection.~

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Nice Deep Toned Golden Brass.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, A Strong Planchet Condition, An Excellent Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: This is one of the Best Known Examples to exist for the Linked States 4-A pattern. The color tone of the brass planchet is even, and nicely aged. The planchet is smooth and flat, and has no scratches or blemishes to the surface. The fancy French Script “GW” Monogram is nicely impressed and shows good depth with sharp clear lines. The narrow channel well that encircles the monogram is nicely inset, and is spacious enough to accommodate all the letters in the slogan adequately. The Raised Christian Cross with 2 Stipples is also raised clearly, with good strong angled lines. The Roman Font capital letters in the slogan are all nicely raised and show no wear. The linked oval stipples still have a nice impression, and clearly show all the individual stipples that make up the oval. The state initials still retain a nice depth, and show no flaws or flatness. This button is in *Mint Condition, and would be an asset in anyone’s GW Collection.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, straight and intact. There is a few little surface nicks, and few light abrasions, but nothing to detract from the beauty of this button.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-2
History:     Yes         Last Recorded Sales Price:   Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                 No 

 

 

GWI 4-D THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER
SCOTTISH-AMERICAN APPRENTICE RENDITION LATHE REVERSE

Surface Color: A Chocolate Silvery Color.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Good Planchet Condition, Good Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: 
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. No other information is known.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 American made
History:     Yes                Recorded Sales Price: Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                No

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GWI 4-B SV.2 THE “GW” MONOGRAM W/ LINKED STATES W/ MEROVINGIAN 3 PRONG CROWN/FLUR DE LIS
Part of the Strict Observance Collection.

Surface Color: Two-Tone Colonial Brass Brown.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34.84mm.
Rarity: R-5 3 of 6 Known to Exist.
Variety Type: GWI 4-B SV.2 3 Three Prong Merovingian Crown Lilly.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Excellent Planchet Condition, An Exceptional Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis:
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface appears to have an adhesive on it, but planchet is in exceptional condition.

Library Records Has Information on GWI 4-BSV.2-3:
History:      Yes       Last Recorded Sales Price:   Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:  ~ New York ~

The RJ Silverstein’s Isabela Collection.~

 

 

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: Bright Greenish Yellow Brass Color.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34.3mm. 112.5 Grains.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: A very fine example with some original luster remaining. The planchet is solid and even, and exhibits no waviness to the metal. The surface appears to be smooth, and has no scratches or abrasions affecting the designs. The “GW” monogram is inset deep enough, but the lower portion of the “G” has worn smooth into the surface. There also appears to be a scorch bubble, or shank protrusion on the “G,” which might have been from the reattachment of the original shank on the reverse. The seller did note that shank was original, but one of the past owners was known to solder shanks. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is also worn smooth around the lower portion of the “G.” The wear on the “G,” and the pattern of luster loss across the button on the angle does demonstrate finger placement for buttoning and unbuttoning as if attached on a garment~ originally. The narrow well that houses the motto is nicely inset, and shows the slogan’s letters with good height. The Roman Font capital letters appear to be strong, with only slight wear to the word “LONG”. The separation Cross is still nicely raised with good clarity. The Linked Oval Stipples are all nicely impressed, and clearly shows most of the dots that make up the oval. The “D, M, & N” Stipple Ovals unfortunately show the stipples are getting worn smooth into the surface. The “RI , M & C” Stipples are partially blended into a line on one side of the oval. The abbreviated State Names are all nicely impressed and easily decipherable. Overall this is an exceptional example, with a lot of the original luster and fabrication design. This piece is definitely worth the money for an advance collectors GW’s.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The Shank is original, straight, and intact.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-27
History:     
Yes                       Recorded Sales Price: Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                       
No

Stacks Sale January 15, 2012.~
Harold Cobb/Descendants 1956 to 2003.~
Cobb Purchased from W.F. Sunday in 1956.~ 

 

 

GWI 4-B SV.2 THE “GW” MONOGRAM W/ LINKED STATES W/ MEROVINGIAN 3 PRONG CROWN/FLUR DE LIS
Part of the Strict Observance Collection.

Surface Color: A Dark Brown W? Gilt highlights.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Gilt Brass.
Size: 32mm.
Rarity: R-6 4 of 6 Known to Exist.
Variety Type: GWI 4-B SV.2 3 Three Prong Merovingian Crown Lilly.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, A Strong Planchet Condition, An Excellent Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: Mint State, Okay, and who wouldn’t want to own this in their collection, corroded or not? Giving an evaluation on an excavated button like this is just a pure pleasure. Meaning this buttons exceptional qualities for being buried should not be taken commonly with other GW excavated specimens. The planchet is thick, even and flat. Unfortunately, ground action has left a very fine granular surface. Only the inner designs has gilt.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original (As Recorded By Seller), straight and intact. There is a fancy cover plate for the shank for extra strength and gives a finished off look. The surface is smooth and free of any harsh scratches or abrasions. There still appears to be remnants of the original Gilt Finish.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 BSV-2.1
History:    Yes         Last Recorded Sales Price:      Yes
Current Button Owner and Location: ~ Colorado ~

The Brook Mahoney Collection.

* In 1950, there was only two buttons reported of this type, both found in Connecticut. The story of one of these was published in the Mass. State Button Bulletin, 1950-51, Vol. 3, No. 3, page 23. This specimen had no shank when discovered.

*The second recorded specimen of this variety was found, with the original shank intact, in September of 1960, 10 years later.

 

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Nice Golden Brass.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains..
Obverse Button Analysis:
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, straight and intact. 

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-11
History:     Yes      Last Recorded Sales Price:     Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                  No 

 

 

 

GWI 4-A.1 THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A High Polished Olive.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-4
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A, Strike Through Reverse.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, An Exceptional Planchet Condition, An Exceptional High Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: 
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, Straight, and intact. This is a Strike Through Reverse.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-47:
History:    No          Last Recorded Sales Price:  No
Current Button Owner and Location:          ~ Texas ~

The Gary Embrey Collection.~

 

GWI 4-B SV.2 THE “GW” MONOGRAM W/ LINKED STATES W/ MEROVINGIAN 3 PRONG CROWN/FLUR DE LIS
Part of the Strict Observance Collection.

Surface Color: A Coppery Orange Hue with Gilt.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Gold-Wash Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-5 5 of 6 Known to Exist.
Variety Type: GWI 4-B SV.2 3 Three Prong Merovingian Crown Lilly.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: A magnificent Button with a lot of great iridescent gilt color. This is the kind of button is one every GW collector hopes to get his hands on one day. To start, the planchet is solid and flat, and has no bends or waviness to it. The obverse’s surface has remarkable color and fair amount of gilt. The “GW” monogram is nicely impressed, and the script lines are clear. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is fluid, and there are no breaks in the swirl. The narrow channel well that encircles the monogram still has a nice impression that shows all the stipples in the base.  The Roman Font capital letters in the slogan still have nice elevation, and very well defined. The Linked Oval Stipples still shows all the individual stipples clearly. The abbreviated Names of States are clearly stamped, and easy to read. The Three Punch Mark Boarders that are in-between the Linked Stipple Ovals are nicely stamped, and have a really good unblemished impression. I love everything about this button from it’s toned iridescent gilt color, to it’s strong impressions. This would definitely be a Crown Jewel for anyone’s GW Collection. If you own this button, please contact me so I can get a few better pictures, plus one of the reverse.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank was reported to be original, straight, and intact by the last seller.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4-B SV-2.4:
History:      Yes          Last Recorded Sales Price:    Yes
Current Button Owner and Location: ~ New Windsor, NY ~

The XXXX XXXXX Collection

* In 1950, there was only two buttons reported of this type, both found in Connecticut. The story of one of these was published in the Mass. State Button Bulletin, 1950-51, Vol. 3, No. 3, page 23. This specimen had no shank when discovered.

*The second button of this variety was found, with the original shank intact, in September of 1960, 10 years later.

* Robert J. Silverstein Purchased an unknown specimen of this Variant GWI 4-B SBV.2 making it the 7th known Specimen.

 

 

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Nice Brown with Reddish Undertones.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Copper.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, A Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: This button shows a lot of good clear bold designs, along with a wonderful natural patina. The planchet of the button is flat and smooth, and shows no harsh scratches or abrasions to the surface. The fancy French Script “GW” Monogram is deeply impressed with nice script lines. The Colonial Swirl is fluid with no breaks or wear spots. The narrow channel well that encircles the monogram has a shallow impression, but is spacious enough to give strong visibility to all the letters in the slogan. The Raised Christian Cross has good clear angled lines. The Roman Font capital letters in the slogan are strong and bold, with nice high elevation. The Linked Oval Stipples still have a good impression and show the individual dots clearly. This button is in excellent condition, and demonstrates all the designs features with good clarity. A very nicely preserved button that would make a great addition to anyone’s GW collection.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, straight and intact. The surface is smooth and free of any harsh scratches or abrasions.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-12
History:      Yes     Last Recorded Sales Price:     Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                Yes

The Bill Henderson Collection.~

 

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GWI 4-B SV.2 THE “GW” MONOGRAM W/ LINKED STATES W/ MEROVINGIAN 3 PRONG CROWN/FLUR DE LIS
Part of the Strict Observance Collection.

Surface Color: Two-Tone Colonial Brass Brown.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Gilt Brass.
Size: 35.01mm.
Rarity: R-5
Variety Type: GWI 4-B SV.2 3 Three Prong Merovingian Crown Lilly.
Present Condition: A Non Dug Specimen, An Exceptional Planchet Condition, An Exceptional Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis:
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The button is re-shanked, but is original to the time period. The loop is straight and intact. 

Library Records Has Information on GWI 4-BSV.2-2:
History:       No          Last Recorded Sales Price: No
Current Button Owner and Location:~ New Windsor ~

Robert J. Silverstein’s  Isabela Collection ~

 

 

Bergen County New Jersey Historical Society

 

 

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 GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Dark Golden Brown Speckled Finish, with a Deep Chocolate Brown Background.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Gilded Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, A Fair Planchet Condition, A Good Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: 
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, straight and intact. Possibly could have been re soldered a long time ago. The surface still retains some of the original Gilt, but is a bit course to the finish. There appears to be some chipping on the rim.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-4
History:     Yes         Last Recorded Sales Price:  Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                  No

 

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: An Antique Sea foam Green.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Good Planchet Condition, Good Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: A very pleasing example with a lot of good attributes. The planchet is solid and flat, but unfortunately shows corrosion and verdigris with White encrustations. The fancy Script “GW” Monogram has a nice light foot print for the impression, and still shows clear unbroken letter lines. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is still intact with no flat wear, but a small break in the swirl. The narrow channel that encircles the monogram is nicely inset, and gives good volume to the slogan’s letters. The Roman Font capital letters for the motto are all nicely elevated, and easy to read. The Separation Cross is also raised adequately, but lacks sharp clean lines. The Linked Oval Rings have nice deep strikes, but they lack clarity in showing the individual Stipples. Most likely this is the result from die fatigue. The abbreviated State Names are nicely stamped and easily recognizable. This button has a lot of nice remaining attributes with a great unusual color.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank isunfortuinaltely missing. The surface appears to be a bit abrasive but still pleasingly solid.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-32
History:       Yes                Recorded Sales Price:    Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:  ~ Oklahoma ~

The Gray Collection.
Previously the Isabela Collection.~

When I originally purchased this button from the Leland’s Auction House, It was advertised that this was formally owned by Harold Cobb.

 

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Nicely Toned Golden Brown.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains..
Obverse Button Analysis:
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, straight and intact. 

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-11
History:     Yes        Last Recorded Sales Price: Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                 No 

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Deep Dark Chocolate with Greenish-Gold Accents.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, A Strong Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: 
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, straight and intact. The planchet is smooth and flat without any harsh abrasions or deep scratches. There appears to be some discoloration from being buried, but no micro porosity.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-5
History:    Yes                 Recorded Sales Price:    Yes
Current Button Owner and Location                 No

Dug at Century School House Mc Cormick, South Carolina April 14, 2005. 

 

GWI 4-A-1 THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Coppery Yellow Brass with A Black Design.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-6
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: A nice antique button that remained sharp in it’s design. The planchet is even, but does show some microporosity around the NJ & P oval links. The surface is nice and smooth, and doesn’t show any scratches or abrasions affecting the design. The GW monogram is worn smooth in the “G”, but the “W” still looks nicely impressed. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is easily recognizable, but is worn smooth by the top of the “G”. The narrow well that encompasses the monogram is nicely inset to show off the motto’s letters. The Roman font capital letters in the Slogan are boldly raised, with no flaws or wear. The motto’s separation Cross is nicely raised with strong defining lines. The Linked Oval Stipples are nicely inset, and clearly show all the individual dots that make up the oval. The abbreviated State Names are all stamped with nice depth, and show minimal wear. Overall this is a strong example with some pleasing attributes.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank has been replaced and is straight and intact. The design was noted by the seller to shows through the back.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-13
History:         Yes       Recorded Sales Price:         Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                   No

 

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Nice Silver Toned Yellow Brass.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, A Good Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: This button has a nice worn old fashioned look and charm to it. The planchet of the button is a bit course, and does show some minor pitting by the “NH” and “M” Oval Stipple Rings. On close examination, there even appears to be some micro porosity on the surface. The surface fortunately does not show any harsh scratches or abrasions, and gives off a pleasant old aged comfortable used feel. The fancy French Script “GW” Monogram is nicely impressed into the surface, but the Colonial Swirl is broken and worn smooth by the “G”. The inset narrow well that encircles the monogram is nicely impressed, and is spacious enough to give good visibility to all the letters in the slogan. The Raised separation Cross is also nicely elevated, with good defining lines. The Roman Font capital letters in the slogan are bold, and all nicely raised for maximum readability. The Linked Oval Stipples are all deeply stamped, but are worn smooth into a single line a lot of areas. The abbreviated Names of the individual States are all stamped clearly, making the letters easily decipherable. This button is in very good condition because all the designs are still sharp. I would certainly welcome this button into my collection, and would be an asset.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, straight and intact. The surface does show some micro porosity and pitting, but still is an exceedingly good planchet.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-10
History:     Yes     Last Recorded Sales Price:      Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:              No

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Beautifully Mixed Golden Brown Shade, With a Light Greenish-Gold Rim.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 35mm. (Reported, usually 34mm).
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, A Strong Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis:
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank has been professionally restored, but is straight and intact. The surface does have a few minor nicks and some very light scratches, but appears to be smooth to the touch.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-6
History:       Yes       Last Recorded Sales Price: Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                 No 

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: An Olive Brass.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Gilded Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, A Strong Planchet Condition, A Strong Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis:
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank appears to be professionally replaced at one point in time. The
surface does show what i believe to be solder burns in two areas. The planchet is flat and even, and the surface appears to be mostly smooth except for some minor bubble irregularities.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-7
History:   Yes       Last Recorded Sales Price:      Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                  No

 

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Muddy Greenish Gold Brown Mix.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, A Good Planchet Condition, A Good Impressions Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: Another excavated button whose condition merits serious consideration for a GW collection. The planchet of the button is predominantly smooth and flat, but does exhibit some minor micro porosity and discoloration to the metals surface. The fancy French Script “GW” Monogram is deeply impressed enough to show the letters clearly, but the lower half of the “G” is worn smooth into the device. The narrow well that encircles the “GW” monogram is deeply inset, but it’s surface is a bit rough for the slogan’s letters to stand out boldly. There is nice toning around the letters, but on the other hand it distracts from the clarity of the slogan. The Raised separation Cross is a bit smooth, but is clearly showing. The Roman Font capital letters are all clearly raised, and show very little letter degradation. The Linked Oval Stipples are all nicely impressed showing good clarity to the individual dots. The abbreviated State Names are all decipherable, but are muddled by the metals color for a strong presentation. For being excavated, this button has some great characteristics that hold true to the original fabrications die impressions. This
should be a welcome in anyone’s GW collection.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is broken off harshly. The surface is course while exhibiting a micro porous surface with elements of corrosion.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-8
History:     Yes                  Recorded Sales Price:   Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                 No

 

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Nicely Forged Reddish-Orange Color.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked State Pattern, Variety Type A.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Fair Planchet Condition, A Fair Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis:
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original, not sure if it was professionally re-soldered, but is straight and intact. The surface is corroded, but free of any deep scratches or abrasions.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-9
History:        Yes      Last Recorded Sales Price:   Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                  No

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Polished Brass Yellow with Black Highlights.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: A nicely preserved example which was able to keep all of it’s original design traits intact. The planchet is even, and shows no waviness or pitting in the metal. The surface is polished smooth, and free of any scratches or harsh abrasions. The GW monogram was weakly struck, and the “G” is almost worn smooth into the surface. The “W” still holds a nice viewable impression. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” was also not impressed strong enough, and now exhibits smooth wear on the side of the “G”. The narrow encircling well is nicely inset, and shows off the motto with some good elevation. The Roman font Capital letters in the Slogan are all nicely raised, and easily decipherable. The Linked Oval Stipples are nicely impressed, and clearly show most of the individual dots. The abbreviated State Names are all stamped clearly, but are getting worn smooth because of a lack of impression depth. This is an exceptional example which was able to keep a lot of it’s original
design traits. Firmer impressions from the original fabrication would have made this a true diamond in the rough.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank was noted to be replaced, and is straight and intact.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-14
History:     Yes             Recorded Sales Price:        Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                  No

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Dark Mustard Yellow Brown.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: A pleasing mix of colors makes this an attractive button for this variety. The planchet casting is solid, and appears to be even. There appears to be some minor microporosity around the rim, but could have been the result from the original  planchet casting. The surface is smooth, and doesn’t show any scratches or abrasions affecting the designs. The “GW” monogram is firmly impressed, with clear unbroken lines. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” also looks to be fully intact. The narrow encircling well that houses the motto is not inset enough to give the slogan any letter depth. The Roman font capital letters and the separation Cross is clear, and easily decipherable. The Linked Oval Stipples are all deeply stamped, but are worn smooth into a single line a lot of places. The abbreviated Names of the individual States are all impressed clearly, making the letters easily readable. Overall this button is in great condition for it’s age, and should be welcomed in any serious GW Collectors collection.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank was reported to have been broken off long ago and never replaced.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-15
History:        Yes           Recorded Sales Price:        Yes
Current Button Owner and Location                      No

 

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 GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Nice Two Tone Chocolate Brown with Lighter Highlights.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: An extraordinary example that has been well preserved. The planchet casting is solid and even, with no waviness or depressions. The surface is colorfully smooth, and shows no scratches or abrasions affecting the designs. The “GW” monogram is nicely impressed, and easily readable. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is still intact and shows no breaks in the swirl. The narrow encircling well is not deep enough, but it does give adequate definition to the motto’s letters. All the Roman font capital letters are clearly raised, and are easily decipherable. The raised separation Cross for the Slogan is strong and bold. The Linked Oval Stipples are all nicely stamped, but are worn smooth into a single line by the “D, M, & N.” The abbreviated Names of the individual States are all nicely clearly stamped, and easily readable. This is an outstanding device with a lot of the original design still intact. Between it’s pleasing natural color and its firm impressions, this should be considered a jewel in anyone’s GW Collection.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is replaced, straight and intact.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-16
History:        Yes           Recorded Sales Price:       No
Current Button Owner and Location:                   No

 

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Coppery Orange Tone with Greenish Black Patches.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Good Planchet Condition, Good Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: This button still has a good deal of it’s original design still intact. The planchet is wavy with minor bends and shallow
depressions. The edge appears to be a bit coarse with very minor edge chipping. The surface has no scratches or abrasions affecting the design, but does show a micro porous surface in spots. The “GW” monogram is nicely struck with good clear fluid lines. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is nicely impressed with no breaks in the swirl. The narrow inset well that encircles the monogram is nicely inset to give the mottos letters good elevation. The Roman font capital letters are all intact, but a few letters are getting worn smooth. The “R,E,N,T” in President and the “L” in Long, and the separation Cross are all showing smooth wear. The Linked Oval Stipples are only lightly impressed, and are worn smooth into a single line in almost all areas. The abbreviated Names of the individual States are all impressed clearly, making them easily recognizable.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. Unknown information for the shank and surface.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-17
History:        Yes           Recorded Sales Price:       Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                    No

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Light Chocolate Patina.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: A very well kept button with great impressions. The planchet is solid, but does show an elevated center from the replaced shank on the reverse. The surface is smooth and even, and shows no scratches or abrasions to the designs. The “GW” monogram is lightly impressed, but shows good clarity to the letters. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is fluid, and shows no breaks in the line. The narrow well that encircles the monogram is nicely inset, and shows the motto’s letters clearly. The Roman font capital letters in the Slogan are nicely elevated with good clarity. The separation Cross is also clearly raised with good definition. The Linked Oval Stipples are nicely impressed, and clearly show most of the individual dots. The abbreviated State Names are all stamped clearly, and easily recognizable. This is a great example of a well preserved button which was able to keep a lot of it’s original design traits.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The seller reported that the shank was replaced, straight and intact.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-18
History:           Yes            Recorded Sales Price:   Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                    No
Previous Owner:                                                  Yes

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Rich Algae Green with Brown.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Fair Planchet Condition, Fair Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: This is what you would expect after being buried near or in ground water. The planchet is bent and wavy, and the surface shows corrosion and micro porosity throughout. The “GW” monogram is barely outlined, and mostly worn smooth into the surface. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is barely traceable with only the tail showing. The narrow inset well is only skin deep, and doesn’t make an impression because the device surrounding it is worn down to its level. The Roman font capital letters are worn smooth and barely decipherable. The Linked Oval Stipples are also worn smooth into a single line, and very few individual stipples show. The abbreviated Names of the individual States are all firmly impressed, but barely legible. This is exactly what would be expected from a device that has been in the ground for 200 years. This is good for someone who is starting a GW Collection or someone who wants a button as a memento.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. There is no shank on the reverse, and the surface shows signs of porosity and corrosion.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-19
History:             Yes             Recorded Sales Price: Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                    No

Treasure Hunter Dug on May 13th or 21st, 2006

 

 

WI 4-B BRASS R.J. Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com 4 A 19
GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Dusty Brown with A Rusty Orange.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Fair Planchet Condition, Fair Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: This is what you would expect after being buried for nearly 200 years. The planchet is wavy around the rim, and the surface shows scratches, corrosion and micro porosity throughout. The “GW” monogram is barely outlined, and is mostly worn smooth into the surface. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is barely traceable, but still shows an unbroken swirl. The narrow inset well is barely skin deep, and doesn’t make an impression because the metal surrounding it is worn down to its level. The Roman Font capital letters are worn smooth, and only shows scant letter images. The separation Cross for the Slogan appears to be absent, without any kind of image. The Linked Oval Stipples are also worn smooth into the surface, and only a few stipple ovals still show. The abbreviated names of the individual states are mostly worn away, and the ones that aren’t are barely decipherable. This button is good for someone who is just starting a GW Collection, or if someone wants one for a memento.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. No information is known.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-20
History:            Yes      Recorded Sales Price:     No
Current Button Owner and Location:~ Pennsylvania ~

Treasure Hunter Flood City Kid, Dug at an 1812 Encampment Site in Southern P.A. August 17, 2009

 

 

WI 4-A BRASS 34MM R.J. Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com 4 A 20

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Dark Chocolate Brown.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Good Planchet Condition, Good Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: This button is in good condition for being excavated. The planchet is indented by the”D & P,” and is wavy with shallow depressions. The surface is corroded and porous, but there are no harsh scratches or abrasions affecting the design. The “GW” monogram only shows a light outline, and is worn smooth in several areas. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is mostly intact, but is also worn smooth in areas. The narrow well that encompasses the monogram is only skin deep, but does show the letters in the motto clearly. The Roman Font capital letters in the Slogan are worn low, but the letters are still readable for the most part. The separation Cross is only vaguely outlined, and barely elevated. The Linked Oval Stipples are firmly impressed, and still give a clear outline. It should be noted that only half of the stipples are intact, and the other half are worn smooth into a line. The abbreviated Names of the individual States are still impressed adequately to read, but are showing signs of wear. This is a nice dug button who’s quality is better then most that came out of the ground. I would recommend this for someone’s GW Collection who doesn’t want to spend too much, but needs this variety.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. There is no shank remaining. No other information is known.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-21
History:      Yes             Recorded Sales Price:       Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                    No

 

WI 4-A BRASS 34MM R.J. Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com 4 A 21

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Light Brown with Some Flecks of Dark Brown in the Design.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Good Planchet Condition, Good Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: A nice button with some remaining luster. The planchet is solid, but does have a bump in the center from where the shank was professionally restored. The surface does show a few light scratches and abrasions, but nothing that interferes with the design. The “GW” monogram is still visible, but shows heavy wear. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is still intact with no breaks in the swirl. The narrow well that houses the motto is only skin deep, but still shows some of the original luster. The Roman Font capital letters in the Slogan are still easily readable, but lack any kind of height. The separation Cross is only slightly elevated, but still is visibly clear. The Linked Oval Stipples are firmly impressed, and still have a clear outline of all the individual stipples. The abbreviated names of the individual states are still inset adequately to read, but are showing signs of smoothness from wear. This is still a very nice representation of this variety even though it shows the tell tale signs
of being heavily used. I would still recommend this to anyone who needs a good clear example for there collection.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank was professionally restored. No other information is known.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-22
History:      Yes           Recorded Sales Price:         Yes
Current Button Owner and Location                     No

 

 

WI 4-A BRASS 35MM CORODED ORIG SHANK MARLBOROUGH, NH SCOTT STREETER EBAY 11-11-11 $1,500

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Dusty Brown with Light Green Highlights
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Good Planchet Condition, Good Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: A pleasingly tri-tone color button with a lot of good retained attributes for being excavated. The planchet is obviously corroded obverse, and demonstrates metal fatigue, but is it is still solid. The surface is flat and even, and there are no harsh scratches or abrasions obstructing the designs. The fancy Script “GW” Monogram is not stamped deep enough and appears almost flush to the surface. The “G” is almost worn into the surface in some spots. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is also stamped is stamped a little deeper, and shows no flat spots or breaks in the swirl. The narrow channel that encircles the motto is nicely inset, and is spacious enough to show all the Slogan’s letters with volume. Unfortunately, the Roman font capital letters, and the Separation Cross are barely elevated, and don’t give the letters any height or dimension. They do show crisp clear letter lines that are easy to read. Unfortunately, the Linked Oval Rings are muted by corrosion into flat lines, but some of the original Stipples do exist in some spots. The abbreviated State Names have nice straight lines that are easy to read, but lack depth. For an excavated button it still has retained some pleasing design images. Unfortunately corrosion has played a significant part in it’s demise. I feel with a proper professional cleaning with a Navy Jelly would help improve this buttons appearance.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The Shank is Original, Straight and Intact.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4-A 23
History:           Yes          Recorded Sales Price:     Yes
Current Button Owner and Location: Yes-Previous/No new owner

Excavated in Yankee Field, Dublin, or Gilsum New Hampshire.~

 

WI 4-A BRASS 34MM H.A. $471.50 NOV 07,03 EXC.- NO SHANK

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: Brass Yellow and Black.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Poor Planchet Condition, Poor Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: A device that was improperly cleaned with probably more then one solvent. Some people would think it has an aged charm, but I see it as strip shinned. The planchet is bent and wavy, with two indents on the edge and rim. The surface show heavy porosity, pitting and scratches to the designs. The “GW” monogram is barely readable and shows no impression depth. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is still intact without any breaks in the swirl line. The narrow well is only skin deep, and barely gives any height to the motto’s letters. The Roman Font capital letters are still readable, but are worn smooth with no height. The separation Cross still holds an image, but is no longer raised adequately. The Linked Oval Stipples still show an outline, but all the individual Stipples are worn smooth into a flat line. Most of the abbreviated Names of the individual States show an impression while others are worn smooth with out a clear letter image. This is a good button for someone that wants a
memento, but doesn’t want the big expense of a good copy.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. There is no shank. No other information was reported.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-24
History: Yes                      Recorded Sales Price:   Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                  No

 

WI 4-A BRASS 34MM georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com 0

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Rusty Orange  Brown with Two Tone verdigris.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Poor Planchet Condition, Poor Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: This is another colorful dug button that was able to keep some of it’s original design traits intact. The brass planchet is unfortunately bent in the middle, and there is a waviness to the surface. The button itself is corroded, and the obverse is coarse with signs of micro porosity throughout. The “GW” Monogram is worn flat into the surface, and is barely readable. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” only has a vague outline of the swirl near the top. The narrow encircling channel is only skin deep, and gives the motto a flat look. The Roman Font Capital Letters for the Slogan are still raised enough to be readable. The Separation Cross is visible, and shows a good outline. The Linked Oval Rings are still nicely impressed, and demonstrates good clarity to most of the Stipples. The abbreviated State Names show a good impression and are easy to read. Overall the button still has some lasting attributes, and would make a nice memento for someone.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. No other information is known.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-25
History:            Yes                         Recorded Sales Price: Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                            No

 

WI 4-A BRASS 34MM R.J Silversteins georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com 4 A 26

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Blackish Brown.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Fair Planchet Condition, Fair Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: I think this would make a great memento for a fireman. The planchet looks solid without any bends, but really hard to
determine with the photo provided. The surface does look porous and coarse, and there appears to be numerous abrasions affecting the different designs. The “GW” monogram is still outlined, but barley decipherable. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” appears to be worn smooth into the surface in several spots. The narrow inset well looks adequate to show off the motto’s letters, but really hard to tell the depth from this photo. The Roman Font capital letters for the Slogan are still readable, but look very worn and distorted. Hard to determine if the separation Cross is still present. The Linked Oval Stipples are visible, but mostly worn smooth, and there are covering surface abrasions. The abbreviated names of the
individual states barely show an image, and are mostly worn smooth into the surface. This is a very rough example that has seen better days. This is good for someone to have as a memento, and i wouldn’t recommend this for a serious collector.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. No other information is known.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-26
History:   Yes                        Recorded Sales Price: No
Current Button Owner and Location:                    No

 

 

WI 4-A BRASS 34MM R.J Silversteins georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com 4 A 27

 

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color:
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A.
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Good Planchet Condition, Good Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: This button is hard to give a fair evaluation without getting a better photo. I have it listed to note that it is out there. If you own this button, please send me a clear photo so i can give an unbiased evaluation. This looks to have strong impressions.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-27
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Current Button Owner and Location:                   No

 

 

 

WI 4-A-A BRASS 1967 RJSILVERSTEIN georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com w 4 a29
GWI 4-A-1 THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Golden Luster With A Splash of Red.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: A wonderful button that has all it’s original designs intact. The planchet is solid, and shows no waviness or bends in the metal. The surface retains much of it’s original luster, and has no scratches or abrasions affecting the design. The “GW” monogram is nicely inset, and clearly decipherable. There is some minor flatness to the top of the “G”, but is only noted for accuracy. (It could be the Red obstructing a clear view, or just a weak impression). The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is nicely struck, but the swirl line is broken by the top of the “G.” Again this could be a weak impression from the original die since all the designs around don’t demonstrate any finger wear from garment use. The narrow well that encircles the monogram is nicely inset, and shows all the slogans letters with nice height. The Roman Font capital letters are nicely raised, and are easy to read. There is some slight wear in the “D, E, N, T” in PRESIDENT; and there also appears to be a flatness to the Slogans separation Cross. It’s barely raised, and lost it’s sharp angles cross lines. Most of the individual stipples for the Linked Ovals are clear, but they appear to only have a light footprint for depth. The abbreviated Names of the States are all nicely struck, and clearly readable. Even though there are light impressions, this is an outstanding button with a lot of good attributes. I would recommend this to any advanced GW collector for there collection.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank was reported by the seller to be original, straight and intact. A strike-through reverse is seen from the original die impression. There are only 3 known buttons for WI 4-A with a strike through on the reverse in this variety.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-28
History:        Yes                Recorded Sales Price: Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                  No

Harold Cobb/Descendants 1957 to 2003.~
Purchased from Edna Dill in 1957.~

 

 

 

WI 4-B COPPER VF 1955 RJSILVERSTEIN georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com w 4 30
GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Coppery Brown with Yellow Highlights.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Copper.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety A.
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: Another extremely fine example that has stood the test of time. The Copper planchet is solid and flat, with no waviness or bends. The surface appears to be smooth, with no scratches or abrasions affecting the design. The “GW” monogram is lightly impressed, but easily decipherable. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is fluid and has no breaks in the swirl. The narrow well that houses the motto is nicely inset, and gives good height to all the slogans letters. The Roman Font capital letters are all nicely raised, and easily readable. The separation Cross is also nicely elevated with clear lines. The Linked Oval Stipples are struck with good depth, and shows all the individual stipples. The abbreviated Names of the States are all nicely inset and are easy to read. Even though Copper is a Softer metal then Brass, i think takes and shows the die’s impression much better. This is a wonderful example, and a true asset in anyone’s GW Collection.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The original shank was reported to be intact by the seller.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-29
History:      Yes               Recorded Sales Price      Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                    No

Previously The Harold Cobb Collection 1960-2002

 

 

WI 4-A BRASS 34 MM 4-a32

WI 4-A BRASS 34 MM 4a32r

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Brass Brown with A Yellow Mustard Background Flair.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: A very pleasing example with a lot of good attributes. The planchet is solid and flat, and shows no signs of metal fatigue or deterioration. There is a slight waviness to the outside periphery, but is a bit unclear if it is from poor collaring. The surface was noted by the seller to have micro porosity on the surface, but none that distracts from the surfaces appearance. The fancy Script “GW” Monogram only has a light foot print impression, but still shows clear unbroken letter lines. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is still intact, and has no flat wear or breaks in the swirl. The narrow channel that encircles the monogram is nicely inset, and gives good volume to the slogan’s letters. The Roman Font capital letters for the motto are all nicely elevated, and easy to read. The Separation Cross is also raised adequately, but doesn’t have sharp clean lines. The Linked Oval Rings have nice deep strikes, but they lack clarity in showing the individual Stipples. Most likely this is the result from die fatigue. The abbreviated State Names are nicely stamped and easily recognizable. This button has a lot of pleasing attributes and should be a welcome in anyone’s GW collection.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface appears to be a bit abrasive or wavy, but still pleasingly solid.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-31
History:       Yes          Recorded Sales Price:        Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                   No 

 

 

WI 4-A 34MM BRASS A-42
GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: An Olive Brass Yellow.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: This good looking button actually had it’s debut at Christies. The brass planchet is solid, and shows no metal fatigue or deterioration. The button has a nice green-yellow aged patina that is even throughout the surface. The fancy script “GW” Monogram has a nice clear impression with no flat wear. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is nicely inset, and has a nice fluid swirl with no breaks in the line. The narrow channel that houses the motto has nice depth, and provides good volume for the letters. The Roman Font Capital Letters for the Slogan are all nicely elevated, and easy to read. The Separation Cross also exhibits good sharp angled lines. The Linked Oval Rings all have a good solid strike impression, and show the individual Stipples clearly. Some spots do show some straight line bleeding, but for the most part the individual Stipples show. The abbreviated State Names are all nicely struck with a good deep impression that is easy to decipher. Overall this is an exceptional example with good color tone.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface is reportedly clean and smooth.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-33
History:             Yes                 Recorded Sales Price: Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                      No 

 

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WI 4-A BRASS 34MM NICE PATINA CLEAR ORIG SHANK HERITAGE AUCTIONS $4,250+BP to nathan markowitz 11-30-11 4-A 35WI 4-A BRASS 34MM NICE PATINA CLEAR ORIG SHANK HERITAGE AUCTIONS $4,250+bp tonathan markowitz REV. 11-30-11 4-A 35

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Pleasing Rare Natural Chocolate Patina
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Exceptional Planchet Condition, Strong/Exceptional Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: Definitely one of the Best known examples to survive for the Linked States GWI 4-A pattern. The natural chocolate patina is consistent throughout the brass, and it’s rich shade makes it very uncommon among it’s peers. The planchet of the button is flat and smooth, and shows no scratches marks or blemishes to the surface. The fancy Script “GW” Monogram is nicely stamped with good depth, and shows nice sharp fluid letter lines. The narrow channel that encircles the monogram is nicely stamped, and provides good volume for all the letters in the motto. The Roman Font capital letters in the Slogan are all nicely elevated, with shows nice sharp crisp lines. The Separation Cross is also boldly shown, and has good strong straight angled lines. The Linked Oval Rings have a nice deep strike, and clearly show all the individual Stipples that make up the links. The abbreviated State Names are all clearly defined, and easily recognizable. This example is in *Mint condition, and should be a welcome in the persons GW collection who beat me out at Heritage’s auction! This means I want first dibs when your ready to sell…lol~ God Bless~
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface is clean and smooth

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-34
History: Yes                      Recorded Sales Price: Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:     ~ Oregon ~

The Markowitz Collection.

 

WI 4-A 34MM BRASS A-36
GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Golden Olive Patina.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Exceptional Planchet Condition, Exceptional Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: This is an outstanding example with strong bold designs. The brass planchet solid, and shows no signs of metal fatigue or deterioration. The surface is smooth and flat, and has an evenly toned color shade throughout. The button has a small amount of porousness on the edge around three o’clock, but nothing that distracts in anyway. The fancy script “GW” Monogram shows a good impression with no flat wear or breaks in the letter lines. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is nice and fluid with a good impression. The narrow channel that houses the motto has a good deep strike that gives the letters sufficient volume. The Roman Font Capital Letters for the Slogan are nicely elevated and easy to read. The Separation Cross is also raised nicely. The Linked Oval Rings all have a clean deep strikes that shows the individual Stipples clearly. The Abbreviated States Names are all nicely struck, and easy to decipher. This is a wonderful example with excellent impressions and color tone.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface is clean and smooth.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-35
History:         Yes                  Recorded Sales Price: Yes
Current Button Owner and Location                       No

 

WI 4-A 34.5MM BRASS PIN BACK REPLACEMENT A-37WI 4-A 34.5MM BRASS PIN BACK REPLACEMENT A-37R

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER:

Surface Color: An Olive Brass Yellow.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: Always love when someone modifies a button to wear it proudly. So few are actually worn to 4th of July celebrations or Washington’s Birthday events. Reminds me how i recently wore a WI1-A to Washington’s 280th Birthday at the Headquarter in Newburgh. The brass planchet is solid, but there seems to be some discoloration for filing to the border around the nine o’clock position. Otherwise there doesn’t seem to be any metal fatigue or deterioration. The surface is smooth, and shows no deep scratches or abrasions. The “GW” Monogram is nicely stamped, and the letters are easy to read. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is nice and fluid with no flat breaks in the line. The narrow Channel shows a good deep impression, and gives good volume to the letters. The Roman Font Capital Letters are all nicely elevated and easy to read. The Linked Oval Rings are all nicely stamped, and show the individual Stipples clearly. The Abbreviated States Names are all nicely stamped, and the letters are easy to recognize. Overall this is an outstanding representation of this variety, and the owner should be proud to wear it out at events.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface is clean and smooth

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-36
History:     Yes                 Recorded Sales Price:       Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                      No

 

 

WI 4-A 34MM BRASS A-38WI 4-A 34MM BRASS A-38R

 

GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER:

Surface Color: Milk Chocolate with Hints of White Foam.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: Definitely one of the Best known examples to survive for the Linked States GWI 4-A pattern. The natural chocolate patina is consistent throughout the brass, and makes it very uncommon among it’s peers. The planchet of the button is smooth and flat, and shows no harsh scratches or blemishes to the surface. The fancy Script “GW” Monogram is nicely stamped, and shows good sharp fluid lines. The narrow Channel that encircles the monogram is nicely inset, and provides good volume for all the letters in the slogan. The Roman Font Capital Letters in the Motto are all nicely elevated, and have nice sharp angled letter lines. The Separation Cross is also raised boldly, and has good strong line angles. The Linked Oval Rings have a good deep strike, and clearly show all the individual Stipples that make up the Links. The Abbreviated State Names are all clearly impressed, and are easy to read. This example is in *Mint condition, and should be a welcome in the persons GW collection who beat me out at Heritage’s auction! This means I want first dibs when your ready to sell…lol~ God Bless~
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is a pin back replacement.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-37
History:              Yes            Recorded Sales Price:   Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                     No

 

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER:

Surface Color: A Coppery Brown.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Copper.
Size: 34.4mm. 105.6 Grains
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Good Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: This gem was once owned by Harold Cobb. He claimed it was Copper, but the auction house classified it as brass. Without a metallurgical composition test done, I am not sure how they came to that conclusion. All Cobb buttons are known to be cleaned by him, but this one has started to re-tone nicely. The planchet is solid, but shows a slight waviness and shallow depressions. The surface is clean, and doesn’t show any deep scratches; just a few light abrasions. The “GW” Monogram is nicely struck, but does show a mild flatness in the lower portion of the “G”. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” has a nice impression, and a good fluid swirl. The Narrow Channel that encircles the Monogram is nicely struck, and provides good volume for the motto’s letters. The Roman Font Capital Letters for the Slogan are all nicely raised and show clean angled letter lines. The Linked Oval Rings show a good impression, but the individual Stipples are bleeding into each other. Overall this is a nice example that has a good amount of retained impressions.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface has multiple strikes marks, and is wavy.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-38
History:      Yes            Recorded Sales Price:       Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                No

Stacks Sale January 15, 2012.~
Harold Cobb/Descendants 1955 to 2003.~
Cobb Purchased from L. Crowley in 1955.~

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER:

Surface Color: A Brassy Brown Bess.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: A great example that has a pleasing color, and good strong impressions. The brass planchet is solid, and shows no metal fatigue or deterioration. The surface is clean, and shows no harsh scratches or abrasions to any of the designs. The “GW” Monogram has a nice deep impression, and the letters are easy to read. The Colonial Swirl off the “”W” is fluid, and shows no flat wear. The Narrow Chanel that encircles the Monogram only has a light foot print impression, but this tends to show the Slogan’s letters more clearly when reading. The Roman Font Capital Letters are all nicely elevated, and show nice clear letter lines. The Separation Cross is also raised nicely with strong angled lines. The Linked Oval Rings all have good impressions, and show most of the individual Stipples clearly. Overall an good examples with strong retained designs.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface is mostly clean, but does show a small ding, and a few light scratches.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-39
History:       Yes                 Recorded Sales Price:   Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                   No

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER:

Surface Color: A Shoe Polish Light Brown
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Poor Planchet Condition, Good Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: This would have been a terrific example if there wasn’t a strong die crack running through the center, and along the reverse shank perimeter. The brass planchet shows metal fatigue with a big die crack. The surface is mostly scratch free, but does have an indent between Maryland and Rhode Island. The surface is unfortunately wavy, and has multiple shallow depressions. The “GW” Monogram has a good strike impression, but there is a reverse smooth protrusion in the middle of the “W”. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is fluid, and luckily shows no flat wear. The Narrow Channel encircling the Monogram only has a light foot print for an impression, and has a die crack running through it. The Roman Font Capital Letters are barely raised off the surface, but they are easy to read, and show good letter lines. The Linked Oval Rings are all nicely impressed, and show the individual Stipples clearly. The Abbreviated State Names are all nicely struck, and easy to read. It still is a good button overall aside from the die crack, and it has retained a fair amount of the original designs. This would make a great memento, but for a serious collector i would recommend waiting for another example.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface is rough with multiple dings and a die crack.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-40
History:       Yes                Recorded Sales Price:       Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                   No

 

 

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GWI 4-A.1 THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: Charcoal Sand.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-6 (Flash Reverse)
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Fair/Good Planchet Condition, Fair/Good Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: This is a marvelous example that has a rare strike through reverse. The strike through reverse usually is a strong indicator for authenticity. The brass planchet is flat, but unfortunately shows metal fatigue, and deterioration. The surface is completely corrosive, pitted and porous. The “GW” Monogram only has a light foot print for an impression, but the the letters are still easy to read. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is fluid, and has no breaks in the swirl or flat wear. The Narrow Chanel that encircles the Monogram only is also shallow, but it provides enough volume for the Slogan’s letters to show height. Most of the Roman Font Capital Letters are still elevated, but some show some flat wear, and letter decay. The Separation Cross is mostly worn flat and hard to see without magnification. The Linked Oval Rings no longer show the individual Stipples, and are mostly flat, or bleeding into each other. Overall this is still a good example, and shows the rare strike through reverse clearly.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is unfortunately missing. The surface is porous, but shows the obverses pattern clearly.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-42
History:      Yes           Last Recorded Sales Price:   Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                      No

Excavated in a Plow Field near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

 

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER:

Surface Color: A Nice Orange with Silver Undertone.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Fair/Good Planchet Condition, Good Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: This is another nice specimen that was dug by a metal detector enthusiast. The brass planchet is still solid even though it shows signs of corrosion and rust. The surface is micro porous, but the design is clear and shows no harsh scratches or abrasions. The “GW” Monogram only has a light foot print impression, but the letters are still easy to read. There is a break or flat wear spot for the “G” upper curl, but continues after the colonial swirl. The Colonial Swirl off the “”W” still holds a nice impression and is fluid. There is no flat wear or line breaks in the swirl. The Narrow Chanel that encircles the Monogram only has a light foot print impression, but provides a nice volume for the Slogan’s letters. The Roman Font Capital Letters are all nicely elevated, and show nice clear letter lines. The Separation Cross is is worn down, and lacks strong angled lines. The Linked Oval Rings all have good clear impressions, and show most of the individual Stipples clearly. This clarity for the stipples is very unusual for un-dug or dug specimens. Overall this is an excellent dug specimen with clear impressions.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is unfortunately missing. The surface shows rust and corrosion.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-43
History:     Yes    Recorded Sales Price: Digger Owner
Current Button Owner and Location:  ~ Massachusetts ~

Dug in Massachusetts in the early 1990’s.~
The Dale Collection.

 

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER:

Surface Color: A High Polished Brass.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: A Non Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: This is another good example that was passed down as an inheritance. The brass planchet is solid, and shows no metal fatigue or deterioration. The surface is clean, and shows no harsh scratches or abrasions to any of the designs. The “GW” Monogram has a nice deep impression, and the letters are easy to read. The Colonial Swirl off the “”W” is fluid, and shows no flat wear or line breaks. The Narrow Chanel that encircles the Monogram only has a light foot print impression, but this tends to show the Slogan’s letters more clearly when reading. The Roman Font Capital Letters are all nicely elevated, and show nice clear letter lines. The Separation Cross is also raised nicely, but lacks strong angled lines. The Linked Oval Rings all have good impressions, and show most of the individual Stipples clearly. There are several areas of where the stipples blend within the rings. Overall this is a good specimen.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface is mostly clean, but does show a small ding, and a few light scratches.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-44
History:      Yes          Last Recorded Sales Price:    No
Current Button Owner and Location: ~ New Jersey ~

Heirloom passed down from father.
S. Sutherland Collection.~

 

 

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GWI 4-A THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A Two Tone Brown.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34.16mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, A Good Planchet Condition, A Strong Impression Remains.
Obverse Button Analysis: A nice dug specimen that retains it’s original impression clearly. The planchet is solid and flat, but unfortunately shows the signs of microporosity from being buried. The fancy Script “GW” Monogram retains a nice deep impression with unbroken letter lines. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is still intact, and has no flat wear or breaks in the swirl. The narrow channel that encircles the monogram is nicely inset, and gives good volume to the slogan’s letters. The Roman Font capital letters for the motto are all nicely elevated, and easy to read. The Saint George’s Cross is depicted nicely with sharp clean lines. The Linked Oval Rings have nice strong strikes, and show most of the stipples clearly. The abbreviated State Names are nicely stamped and the letters are easy to read.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is original straight and intact. The surface appears to be a bit abrasive or wavy, but still pleasingly solid.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-45:
History:    Yes           Last Recorded Sales Price:    Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:     ~ New York ~

Dug in South New Jersey.
The RJ. Silverstein Isabela Collection.

 

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GWI 4-A.1 THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER:

Surface Color: A High Polished Olive.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-6
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Strong Planchet Condition, Strong Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: This is another rare example that shows a strike through reverse. Unfortunately, the button reflects unprofessional cleaning and repair. The brass planchet is flat, and appears to be solid with no deterioration at first glance. A close inspection and handling would give me more information then the picture that was provided. The surface was probably all scratched up at one time, but a high speed cloth buffing wheel probably with compounded probably smoothed them out. This would be an un-natural shine for a button this old. A button would had to have been preserved in the dark, or in an air tight capsule to retain this kind of glow without fading. The “GW” Monogram does show a strong impression, and the monogram is easy to read. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” is still fluid, and has no breaks in the swirl or flat wear. The Narrow Chanel that encircles the Monogram only is also shallow, but it provides enough volume for the Slogan’s letters to show good height. All of the Roman Font Capital Letters are still elevated, but do show some flat wear. The Separation Cross is clear, and has good angled lines. The Linked Oval Rings no longer show the individual Stipples, and are mostly flat, or bleeding into each other. Sometimes it is hard to place a value on examples that have been unprofessionally worked. On one hand this would make a great memento for someone that wants a keepsake and can’t afford an expensive one. On the other hand, if your a serious collector and need the example, I would say hold off. There are too many out there, and is commonly sold.
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. The shank is replaced and straight. The surface appeasers to have been repaired with some kind of red fill, and then solder lightly brushed over. The strike through reverse patterns appears to have a solder covering over also. Should have left it in it’s natural state.

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-46:
History:      Yes           Last Recorded Sales Price:   Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:             No 

 

 

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GWI 4-A.1 THE “GW” MONOGRAM WITH THE LINKED STATES BORDER

Surface Color: A CopperyTwo-Tone Brown.
Metal: Flat, 1-Piece, Impressed Design with Raised Lettering in Circular Channel, Brass.
Size: 34mm.
Rarity: R-2
Variety Type: Linked States Pattern, Variety Type A
Present Condition: An Excavated Specimen, Fair Planchet Condition, Fair Impressions & Relief Remains
Obverse Button Analysis: The brass planchet is flat, but unfortunately shows metal fatigue, and deterioration to the pattern. The surface color an an uneven mix of coppery brown, dark brown and black. The “GW” Monogram only has a light foot print for an impression, but the the letters are still readable. The Colonial Swirl off the “W” isn’t fluid, and has a break in the wild by the “W.” The Narrow Chanel that encircles the Monogram still retains it’s depth for the slogans letter. The slogan’s letters are easy to read, but show pressed tops and a few have muteness like the “RE.” The Separation Cross is still easily seen, but lacks strong angled lines. Very few of the Linked Oval Rings show their Stipples. They are mostly flat, or bleeding into each other. 
Reverse Button Analysis: This is flat a one-piece button with a soldered on loop shank. 

Library Records Has Limited Information on 4 A-46:
History:        No    Last Recorded Sales Price:        Yes
Current Button Owner and Location:                   No

 

           

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