Perhaps a bit sharper than Fine but unevenly struck with myriad fine scratches on the right side of the reverse. Minor chipping covers much of the planchet, strongest in the weakly struck areas, of course. A small chip out of the rim above the back of the head of the seated figure can help identify this piece. Glossy light olive and tan. Struck slightly off center to K-10 leaving the top of AUCTORI very slightly off the planchet and only the upper half of the date is visible. Far from perfect but still superior to the Taylor and Perkins examples, and the variety was missing from the Ford collection. Weight 129.7 grains.

Ex Bowers & Merena 11/11/1999:126.


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