Choice glossy medium brown and light chocolate. The surfaces are smooth except for microscopic planchet chips in the center of both sides (where the naturally coarse planchet texture was not completely smoothed out by the strike). Hints of underlying mint frost are peeking through in some of the protected areas and this piece has excellent eye appeal. No verdigris and the only marks are a couple thin, light diagonal nicks right of the bow in the hair ribbon. The planchet has a beveled edge below the portrait and over UCT in AUCTORI (clips and beveled edges are common on this variety). The date and legends are sharp except for the tops of UCT thanks to the beveled edge in that area. A very nice example of the Small Head variety. Weight 133.7 grains.
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