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Club pin

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Metal (gold), enamel, glass
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 4.1 x 3.2 cm )
Gold metal pin with eagle at top; reverse painted glass intaglio of tiger at center; encircled by chain and blue enameled belt; inscribed "AMERICUS CLUB"; reverse inscribed "FRANK KINNEY/JANY 1ST 1871"
Gallery Label: 
The pin is accompanied by a document and card depicting image of children carrying a boat, handwritten "R.E. MOUNT/DEC. 31, 1878"; reverse handwritten "BADGE OF MEMBERSHIP OF/THE "AMERICUS CLUB" COM-/PRISING THE CABAL OF OFFI-/CIAL ROBBERS WHO GOVER-NED AND PLUNDERED THE/CITY OF NEW YORK/PRESENTED BY MR. RICHARD E. MOUNT-XMAS 1878."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group