Virginia State Seal Button – High Convex – Scovills & Co
Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword up, high convex, die variant VA9, Scovills & Co, (21.9mm).
Button depicts Virginia state seal, Virtus slaying the tyrant , intended for Virginia troops. This design of the state seal with the sword and spear both pointed upward was prevalent in designs before the war. This die variant features Virtus with a longer skirt, tyrant head is raised, and was referred by Albert as VA9. Backmark: “SCOVILLS & CO / : WATERBURY :”, ca 1840′s & 1850′s. Two part high convex button, coat size.
Ref: Albert VA9, Tice VA219A2.