Virginia State Seal Button – Staff – Extra Quality
Non excavated button depicts Virginia state seal, Virtus slaying the tyrant, manufactured before the war for officers of Virginia units. This die pattern, Albert VA20, features a bold Virtus. Backmark: “EXTRA / (star) QUALITY. (star)” dm large letters between solid rings, Scovill produced ca 1860. Three part officer staff button, coat size (22.2mm).
Ref: Albert VA20, not listed, Tice VA261A9.