Glossy light golden brown blending to medium brown and light chocolate in protected areas. The highpoints are smooth but microscopic granularity covers the fields and protected areas, and traces of verdigris can be found in some of the protected places. There are microscopic chips on the head and in the opposing area at the bottom of the seated figure and a tiny planchet flake near the dentils under the bust. The notable contact marks are rim bruises at DE in INDE with another above the bouquet plus a dull nick or void on the rim at E in ET. Struck a bit off center to K-10.5 leaving the top of RI and the bottom of the date off the planchet. Weight 119.9 grains.

Ex Bowers & Merena 11/11/1999:97.


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