January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1349

Small Laurel Wreath. Cobb 13a, WHB.14, RAU.WI.17B, DeW.GW1789.25, R/F.B.1020. Extremely Fine. Copper. 24.6 gns. 15.1mm. Original shank. Single piece. Deep golden brown in color with some distinct reddish highlights strongly suggesting copper composition. Back slightly darker, as expected. Cobb's descriptive label on the back. Small laurel wreath in the center, LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT around. Very rare: Albert rated this R-5, with fewer than 10 known. Cobb knew of only three: his, one owned by his friend Piercy, and a corroded piece found on the Tench Francis farm in Gloucester County, New Jersey in 1964. {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)