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January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1329

1789 Eagle and Sun. Cobb 4, WHB.2A, RAU.WI.1A (original), DeW.GW1789.4 (misattributed as AW-11A), F/R.B.1010. Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated. Brass. 114.3 gns. 34.2mm. Original shank. Single piece. Lovely, rich yellow brass in color with some golden orange highlights. Back darker, as expected. Cobb's descriptive label on the back. MEMORABLE ERA MARCH THE FOURTH 1789 around a displayed eagle, shield on breast, sun above head. Outstanding quality for one of these, finer than any other we have seen offered for sale. This type is very scarce in any condition but must be accounted as extremely rare in this high state of preservation. There was one in the Mint Collection, placed there by Eckfeldt in 1838. {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)