This amazing solid gold button is made from an 1849 O Liberty Head dollar coin, the first gold coin minted in the US and the smallest American gold coin at 13 mm in diameter.
The obverse is partially obstructed by the 14k gold finding that makes it into this beautiful gold collar button. You can see the open wreath and the “O” for the New Orleans Mint.
I deducted the year from the New Orleans Mint “O” mark. It is probably a Type 1.
The button’s total weight is approximately 2.4 grams. The coin is listed at 1.67 grams of 90% pure gold, leaving 0.77 grams for the 14k gold finding.
The finding is unmarked and was carefully tested. It is in excellent condition.
These were custom-made as gifts (love tokens) or to commemorate a life event.