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The Washington family coat-of-arms is surmounted by a "flying griffin," a mythological creature that was featured on the family crest for generations. George Washington placed the crest -- a winged lion's body with a bird's head -- on many of his most important possessions, including his bookplate, silver plate, and presidential coach. In 1757 Washington acquired a mahogany version of his coat-of-arms, which he placed in the front parlor, "the best room in my house."
This pin is a beautiful adaptation and is available in 24kt gold plated over bronze for $65.00, and in 14kt Gold for $1500.00.