Slightly glossy olive brown and chocolate with lighter brown toning on the devices. Microscopic roughness covers the fields and protected areas but there is no verdigris. There are a couple old, light scratches in the field before the portrait, a thin vertical fissure on the face of the seated figure, and a tiny chip on her knee. Nicely centered with complete, clear legends and a strong date that is tight to the edge of the planchet. The AUCTOBI error is obvious. Comes with a nice provenance. The attribution is noted on a small paper pasted on the lower part of the reverse. Weight 145.5 grains.
Ex Norweb Collection, Bowers & Merena 3/24/1988:2599-Dave Menchell, 2000 C-4 Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 11/18/2000:236.
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1787-M-39-1-h-1-R5-DBL-with-AUCTOBI-error-F12_i39236851
PRICE REALIZED $280
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