The obverse is considerably sharper than the reverse, perhaps a 15/5 split, and the planchet is dark and granular. No verdigris, and the only notable mark is a very light rim bruise left of the bottom of the shield. Slightly glossy very dark steel and olive brown. Later die state with swelling below the plow handles and the usual weakness at the opposing area at the left top of the reverse. Struck a bit off center to K-10. The date is complete and easily readable. Weight 138.4 grains.

From the Uncle Joe Collection




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