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January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1348

Script GW. Fifteen Stars. From the Ruth Find. Cobb's Elder Pattern. Cobb 12b, WHB.13 (this piece), RAU.WI.115 (this piece). DeW-unlisted, R/F-unlisted. Uncirculated. Brass gilt. 130.1 gns, 33.4mm. Original shank. Single piece. Deep golden brown in the fields, the devices still showing bright yellow gilding, back rich yellow. Cobb's descriptive label on the back. Script GW in the center (not in ligature), LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT around, border of 15 large stars, two sprigs of flowers below, outer border of punch segments. At least very rare and quite controversial. The Albert Plate Specimen, illustrating both the 1949 WHB and 1976 RAU editions. The story of this piece is told in detail above, in the Introduction to the Cobb Collection. Suffice it to say, that this present piece was the first evidence of the existence of the Ruth Find of 1949-50. {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)