Frosty medium steel brown. Satiny mint luster covers the protected areas. Just a hint of friction on the highest points from mint state. The only defects are some planchet flaws, especially at the rim off the bust. Later die state with fine die cracks and minor swelling evident on both sides. The repunching on the first N in CONNEC is sharp. A beautiful piece, superior to the Taylor, Miller-Ford, and Perkins examples, but those piece come without significant planchet flaws. Weight 140.0 grains.

Ex Don Valenziano 3/23/1996.


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