Struck over a NOVA CONSTELLATIO. Rather glossy reddish brown and chocolate with lighter brown toning on the devices. Mostly smooth but there is some minor pitting at the top of the obverse and left of the bottom of the bouquet, plus some fine roughness and verdigris in the field around the head of the seated figure. Struck slightly off center to the top but the date and legends are complete and strong. Evidence of the undertype NOVA CONSTELLATIO can be found in the central part of the reverse including two strong stars at the bottom of the seated figure. Later die state with a subtle bulge across the obverse from the C in AUCTORI to the second C in CONNEC. Weight 100.5 grains.

Ex Mr. Wong-Mike Ringo 8/18/1995.



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