January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1350

Small Laurel Wreath. With Star. Cobb 14, WHB.15, RAU.WI.17A, DeW-unlisted (his GW1789.25 is the smaller variety without star), R/F.B.1020. Extremely Fine. Copper, with hints of ancient silvering or tinning. 49.5 gns. 20.0mm. Shank probably original. 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. Some scratches. Small laurel wreath in the center, LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT around, tiny star at end of legend. Very rare: Albert also rated this R-5, with fewer than 10 known. Cobb listed only three, his, ex Ada Littlefield of Willimantic, Connecticut, one owned privately in 1964, and an excavated piece. {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)