The Crosby-Garrett “Muttonhead”
Very attractive glossy medium brown with dark reddish olive brown nestled tightly around many of the devices. The only defects are three dull nicks under the C in AUCTORI and a collection of tiny scratches in the small field behind the head of the seated figure, and all these marks are nicely hidden in the attractive toning. Late die state with some letters of the legend on the obverse weak or missing thanks to extensive die polishing. The reverse, however, shows a sharp date and clear legends. A very nice example of this popular “Redbook” variety. And it comes with a superb provenance. Weight 133.7 grains.
Ex Sylvester S. Crosby-Garrett Collection, Bowers & Ruddy 10/1/1980:1350-Stack’s 9/21/1994:25-George C. Perkins, Stack’s 1/12/2000:254.
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