What was the first year that campaign buttons as we know them today came into existence? | Capitol Coin & Stamp, political memorabilia and precious metals

What was the first year that campaign buttons as we know them today came into existence?

Frances Jacoby
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1896 for the William McKinley verses William Jennings Bryan campaigns. Both sides put out a lot of different buttons. The common buttons from that campaign are worth between $25 and $30, although a few specific ones are worth much more.

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