Very attractive glossy medium chocolate brown and steel with a hint of lighter reddish chocolate in the fields on the reverse. No marks or flaws, just smooth and worn. The obverse is weaker than the obverse, as always on this die paring. There is swelling at the bust and AU plus obvious die clashmarks at the top of the obverse while the reverse looks fresh and sharp. The date is bold and the legends are easily readable except for ET which is faint at best. The small ornament before the face of the seated figure is sharp (which is quite unusual). Weight 116.5 grains.
Ex Richard Picker Reference Collection, Coin Galleries 7/22/1992:2626-George C. Perkins, Stack’s 1/12/2000:245.
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1786-M-5-9-Q-R5-MBL-F15_i39236696
PRICE REALIZED $400
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