Frosty light to medium chocolate brown with a few small puffs of lighter brown toning on both sides. Essentially smooth and the eye appeal is excellent, but a glass reveals extremely fine granularity in the fields, possibly from microscopic die rust. No marks or other defects. The mid-section of the Indian is softly struck because the shield on the eagle absorbed most of the planchet metal, as usual on this variety. A very nice example of this tough variety. Weight 71.0 grains.
Mike Packard, 2005 C-4 Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 11/19/2005:253 ($1540)-George Trostel Collection
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1787-Massachusetts-Half-Cent-Ryder-4-B-R5-AU50_i41781364
PRICE REALIZED 800.00