Glossy light chocolate brown with lighter brown toning on the lower half of the reverse. Mostly smooth with just a few minor flaws including a planchet flake at the junction of the neck and bust and another at the bottom of the shield. A rather large curved planchet clip at K-4 to K-5 affects the dentils but does not reach the legends. Late die state with bold die clashmarks on the obverse and obvious swelling around the T in ET. The diagonal die crack on the reverse is strong. AUCTORI is tight to the edge and half of INDE ET is off the planchet. Weight 134.7 grains.
Ex Tony Carlotto 11/18/2000.
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1788-M-16-2-O-R5-DBL-EF40_i39236897
PRICE REALIZED $850
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