Several points sharper but covered with extremely fine roughness under a mostly glossy chocolate brown patina blending to darker olive brown in the fields and protected areas. The two-tone appearance accents the details and enhances the eye appeal. No verdigris or notable marks. LDS, Breen state III, with swelling at S-OF-A and obvious die scaling in the field before the neck. The date is strong and the legends are complete and clear except for weakness in the center of the reverse resulting from the slightly buckled die. An imperfect but quite decent example of a variety that almost never comes with good color and surfaces.

Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/2/2012:507 (lot ticket included)




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