January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1327

Long Live the King. Cobb-unlisted; WHB, p.12; RAU.EG (line drawing); DeW-unlisted; R/F-unlisted. A second. About Good. Brass. 109.0 gns. 34.4mm. Shank broken. Single piece. Deep yellow brown. Front quite granular in appearance. Cobb's descriptive labels on the back. Same types as the first. According to Cobb's notes, this specimen was found in a ruined stone wall in Gowanus, Brooklyn, N.Y., on the 1776 Battle of Long Island site. Cobb acquired it from the Waterbury Companies, Inc. following a vote of their board of directors authorizing its sale to Cobb. Another example, in Sheffield plate, was excavated in Maine and published in the January, 1966 issue of the National Button Bulletin. {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)