Cert #8617 50176439

Coin Number 77

This is the finest known of this elusive date and mint. Only 18,000 were coined and here is one that is bathed in mint luster, offers a solid strike, and shows clean surfaces for the grade. Notice the greenish-gold hue that is only seen on original coins. Close examination with a loupe will find a tiny raised die dot below the first 5, midway to the rim. This has been noted on other examples from these dies, and its purpose is not known, but is clearly visible on this glorious example. This is an extraordinary coin to represent this tough, low mintage issue.