Sharpness VF30 but covered with fine granularity and there is an obvious planchet fissure through the V in NOVA into the horse. The same planchet flaw extends through UN in UNUM into the shield. There are traces of shallow verdigris in a few places but the planchet flaw is the story for this coin. Slightly glossy dark olive brown and chocolate. The date and legends are clear and mostly strong where not affected by the planchet defect. Late die state with numerous die cracks on the obverse. In addition the reverse shows fine doubling from a second strike. Struck with the dies nearly in medal orientation (head to head). An interesting piece but it is not pretty. Weight 153.4 grains.

From the Uncle Joe Collection




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