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January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1340

Script GW with Linked States Border. Cobb 9, WHB.10A, RAU.WI.4A, DeW.GW1789.9, F/R.B.1003. About Very Fine. Brass. 112.5 gns. 34.3mm. Original shank. Single piece. Bright greenish yellow brass color. Back slightly darker, as expected. Cobb's descriptive label on the back. Trace of shank shows in the center of the front as a button between GW. GW in script letters in the center, LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT in raised letters around, the border composed of 13 linked rings each with the name of one of the original 13 colonies/states. The motif appeals to collectors of 1787 Fugio coppers and 1776 Continental Currency coins and paper money. {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)