Perhaps a bit sharper but there are specks of raised corrosion at AUCT and there is extremely faint granularity under the rather glossy chocolate brown toning. The highpoints are a lighter shade of steel brown and this piece has excellent eye appeal in spite of the minor distractions. No contact marks. Struck slightly off center to K-4 leaving the top of ET off the planchet. The entire date is strong (most have the first 7 weak) and the rest of the legends are clear. Clearly sharper than the Perkins example that was called “Probable Second Finest Known” in that sale. Weight 155.7 grains.

Ex 1975 EAC Sale, Pine Tree Auctions 2/15/1975:157-Stack’s 3/16/2000:1022 (plated).

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