This New York alternate style brass button depicts the state seal of New York, “Excelsior”, eagle over shield with rising sun. Liberty and Justice support the shield and an American eagle spreads its wings above on a world globe. Liberty’s left foot treads on a crown (a symbol of freedom from the Kingdom of Great Britain). Justice is blindfolded and holds a sword in one hand and a scale in the other, symbolizing impartiality and fairness. Intended for use by New York units.
Small, approximately 5/8″, used on Caps, Vests, Cuffs, Overcoat Capes, etc.