Glossy medium brown with slightly darker steel brown toning on the highpoints. The obverse is a bit better, the reverse weaker thanks to a worn-out die. The surfaces are smooth except for a thin fissure at the bottom of the bust and a larger void at the top of the staff on the reverse. There are a couple small spots of fine carbon on the reverse but no notable contact marks. The obverse is slightly off center to K-5; the reverse is off a bit more to K-1.5. Later die state with weakness on the reverse. The date is complete and clear. Weight 128.6 grains.

Ex Norweb Collection, Bowers & Merena 3/25/1988:2554 (plated)-LBN 5/1996.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *