The obverse is considerably weaker (worn out die) while the reverse would grade F15 or a bit better. Slightly glossy chocolate and olive brown with lighter brown toning on the devices. The planchet is covered with fine granularity on all but the highpoints which are nearly smooth. No verdigris, and the only contact mark is a minor rim bruise at the A in AUCTORI. Later die state with swelling and weakness on the obverse. The legends on the obverse are weak; the date and legends on the reverse are easily readable but the top of INDE is off the planchet. Weight 116.0 grains.

Ex (possibly) Bowers & Merena 1/1989:25.


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