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January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1359

Eagle and Sun. 27 Impressions in the Border. Design Shows on Back. Cobb 18c, WHB-unlisted, RAU-unlisted (WI.13C has 27 marks but no design show through on back), DeW-unlisted (GW1789.37b has 27 marks but no design show through on back), F/R-unlisted. Very Good or slightly finer. Brass. 132.0 gns. 34.1mm. Original shank. Single piece. Bright golden yellow brass in color. Back about the same color. Cobb's descriptive label on the back. Some scratches. An eagle displayed in the center, shield on its breast, sun with eight rays above, border of 27 crude impressions around, the back showing the front design faintly in places. Extremely rare as a 27 Impressions variety, which Albert rated as R-6, with three to five known. Possibly unique with the design showing through on the back. In either case, this piece is at least as nice as both Albert plate specimens. {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)