Beautiful 1830's 1-Piece New York Militia Coat Button NY 214 In Tice's

Giant 1-piece New York militia coat button. This button is listed in Tice's button book as NY214 A.1. The front features a true representation of the New York state coat of arms, on a lined field, surrounded by a ring of thirteen 6-point stars and EXCELSIOR. The front has spectacular die work, gilt, and detail. The reverse has a raised L. R. * PARIS * backmark. The shank is straight. This button measures just under 27 mm's in diameter. It is a rare early NY button. $475