January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1343

Script GW with Linked States Border. Cobb 9d, WHB.10A, RAU.WI.4A, DeW.GW1789.9, F/R.B.1003. Very Fine. Brass. 105.6 gns. 34.4mm. Original shank. Single piece. Deep golden yellow brown color with some hints of red. Back a similar color with slightly more red highlighting. Cobb's descriptive label on the back. 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. Cobb believed this was struck in copper and listed it as 9d, a seperate variety. As noted in our introduction, while there is no certainty about metallic content in the absence of scientific testing, in this case it is our opinion that the color of this piece suggests brass more than copper. {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)