Technically sharper, perhaps EF40, but dark with patches of shallow corrosion and verdigris on both sides. Looks like a piece that was rescued from soil or some other unfriendly environment. Most of the planchet looks smooth with microscopic roughness hidden by a dark olive brown patina. A glass reveals many very fine scratches that do not break the toning, the only notable one reaching from the middle of the neck to the bottom of the bust. Earlier die state than on the preceding example and better struck than most. The obverse is slightly off center to K-1.5 and the reverse is off a bit to K-6 leaving the bottom of the date off the planchet. The legends are complete. Weight 124.7 grains.

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