Glossy medium chocolate brown with lighter brown toning on the devices and darker chocolate toning in protected areas. Appears to be coated with a thin layer of lacquer. A strong glass reveals some minor roughness under the glossy layer but the eye appeal of this piece is excellent. No notable planchet flaws or contact marks. The obverse is slightly misaligned to K-7 and the reverse is rotated about 100 degrees clockwise from a head-to-head die orientation. The date is complete and the legends are strong except for strike weakness on ET. Better than the Taylor and Ford examples in my opinion and the surfaces are superior to the sharper Perkins coin. Weight 132.5 grains.
Ex 1975 EAC Sale, Pine Tree Auctions, 2/15/1975:84.
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1787-M-8-N-R5-MBL-the-Tallest-Head-VF30_i39236715
PRICE REALIZED $260
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