January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1358

Eagle and Sun. 21 Impressions in the Border. Cobb 18, WHB.21 (this piece), RAU.WI.13A (called there Eagle with Star of Eight Points), DeW.GW1789.37, F/R-unlisted. Very Good for sharpness. Brass. 126.4 gns. 34.0mm. Original shank. Single piece. Medium golden yellow brass in color. Back slightly darker as expected. Cobb's descriptive label on the back. Some scratches, lacquered. An eagle displayed in the center, shield on its breast, sun with eight rays above, border of 21 crude impressions around. The Albert Plate Specimen, chosen to illustrate the 1949 WHB. Extremely rare: Albert rated this R-6, with three to five known. Cobb knew of five examples of his 18, 18a-18c. Cobb 18 was first published in 1947. {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)