Brass coat size uniform button, with a lined field, with New York State Seal at the center, encircled by stars, and the motto "Excelsior" below the shield. Measures just under 1 inch in diameter. Retains almost 100% of its gold gilt finish. Backmark: Scovill Mfg. Co., Waterbury, State of New York. Complete with shank. This button is post Civil War, but it has the exact same face as those that were worn during the Civil War. Circa 1870, Indian War period. An excellent example for display.