Rather glossy light olive and chocolate with a hint of woodgrained lighter brown toning in the fields. Looks perfectly smooth but a glass shows extremely fine roughness and horizontal planchet striations on both sides. The only notable mark is a thin planchet fissure at the rim left of the date (as struck). A sharp, attractive piece in spite of the imperfect surfaces. A tough variety that was missing from the Norweb, Ford, and Partrick collections. Our grade is VF25. The attribution and Twin Leaf Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. Weight 160.3 grains.
Ex Mike Ringo 1990-Peter Scherff, Stack’s 3/2010:2551-Jack Wadlington (The Twin Leaf Collection), Stack’s Bowers 3/1/2019:8052 ($780)-George Trostel Collection
Certification # 688359.30/36663307
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