Z1200 Rhode Island State Seal Anchor & "HOPE" Officer's Staff Button
Description: Here is a nice little Rhode Island officer's staff button. This is a dug example which is harder to find. There are plenty of non dug examples out there. This button doesn't have any pushes or cracks. The shank is broken and there is a little bit of flaking to the rim on one side. Tice states that these buttons were manufactured from the 1850's into the Post War period.
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / * EXTRA*" dm
Reference: Albert's RI7, Tice RI201 AS. 1.