Technically sharper by perhaps ten points but covered with fine to moderate roughness. No verdigris or contact marks and the eye appeal is decent in spite of the imperfect surfaces. Rather glossy medium brown and steel blending to darker olive brown in protected areas. The reverse is off a bit to the left leaving the top of INDE and the bottom of the 17 off the planchet, but everything else is strong. Very late die state with an additional cud break covering most of the E in ET. Weight 120.3 grains.
Ex Robert M. Martin (includes the Martin collection envelope).
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1788-M-16-1-D-R3-DBL-VF25_i39236895
PRICE REALIZED $240
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