January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1346

Plain Roman GW. Wide W. Cobb 11, WHB-unlisted, RAU-unlisted, DeW-unlisted, R/F-unlisted. Very Fine to Extremely Fine, these always look more worn than they really are, because they were softly impressed to begin with. Brass. 165.3 gns. 36.1mm. Shank resoldered (probably by Albert). Single piece. Rich, deep golden brown color. Back slightly darker, as expected. Cobb's descriptive label on the back. GW in Roman letters in the center, LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT around the border, elsewhere plain. A very ``republican'' looking button type. Extremely rare: this variety, with W wider than seen on the others, is unlisted in either of Albert's catalogues. Cobb knew of four (his, Albert's, DeWitt's, and Alling's). {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)