button, formation, American, US Coast Guard jacket
A gilt, 35 line button incorporating a 0.2cm plain border encircling an inner rope border. Within the rope border, on a lined background, is an anchor placed vertically, surmounted by an eagle with outstretched wings, below the anchor is a sprig of laurel leaves, on the left and a sprig of oak leaves on the right.
The back is marked Waterbury Button Co.
This button was worn by members of the US Coast Guard and US Coast Guard Auxiliary on the blue uniform jacket.