Technical grade near EF40 but the obverse is covered with extremely fine roughness that contains traces of very fine verdigris. The reverse is smooth and quite attractive, nearly flawless. The obverse is reddish brown with lighter steel brown toning in protected areas; the reverse is choice glossy light olive and steel brown with a puff of reddish brown toning left of the bouquet. A dull scratch through the left foot of the A in AUCTORI and a small rim bruise left of the top of the bouquet are the only contact marks. Nicely centered with a strong date and legends. Weight 127.1 grains.

Ex Mike Bristow Rare Coins, online auction #71.


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