Ten points sharper but the planchet is covered with extremely faint granularity and there is a patch of shallow corrosion at VS in GEORGIVS. No verdigris and the only notable contact marks are a scuff of fine scratches in the leaves at the top of the portrait. Nicely struck with just light, even wear on the devices. Later die state with die cracks at the bottom of the obverse and obvious swelling on the left side of he reverse. The date and legends are all strong. Weight 116.0 grains.
Ex “Willimantic” 1991-Mike Ringo (the famous “Albany Collection”), 2000 C-4 Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 11/18/2000:51 ($825) (includes the Ringo collection envelope)
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PRICE REALIZED 550.00