Cert #98562 13049691

Coin Number 18

This is an outstanding example for the grade, with nice color and surfaces, that show just a few trace hairlines in the fields. The strike is sharp for this later die state, with the obverse crack well advanced down from the eighth star along the back of Liberty’s cap to her wrapped hair curl. Additional die cracks are seen in LIBERTY down into the stars on the right. For the reverse, the strike is sharp and the star within the eagle’s beak is further out and does not touch either beak. No adjustment marks are seen and this is a well balanced example of this scarce die pairing, and certainly one of the finer examples of the 35 to 45 pieces known in all. Another fine representative of the Small Stars obverse design.