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January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1335

Script GW with Cross in Circle Border. Cobb 6, WHB.9, RAU.WI.6, DeW.GW1789.27, F/R-unlisted. Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated. Brass. 97.1 gns. 32.0mm. Original shank. Single piece. Beautiful, medium golden brass color. The back darker, as expected. Cobb's descriptive label on the back. GW in script letters in the center, LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT in raised letters around, sun rays around the middle, outer border of depressions within which tiny crosses. Extremely rare: Albert rated this R-6, in his estimation there being only three to five known specimens. Cobb knew of only three different examples (his, Wilson's, and Shurko's). There was one in S.H. Chapman's Parsons sale (1914), lot 585, described as ``the only one I have seen.'' {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)