George Washington Inaugural, Long Live the King Button
An elusive 1789 George Washington copper inaugural button inscribed Long Live the King. 35 mm. During his first term as president many argued over the powers of the position, because there were no established rules for the democratic experiment. Many believed that Washington should be King, which explains the inscription on the button. He declined the offer saying that Americans just deposed one King George, they should not replace him with another. There are only two other known buttons of its kind in the United States.
All of the original silver has been rubbed off.