"AU-58". Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins
& Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23
& 24, 2002, Lot 91, illustrated, where it was described as follows:
"Glossy brown in color and generally pleasing. The rims have a few
ticks, but they are not distracting. Minor lines on the surfaces, as the
planchets were made to look as though these coins had circulated from the
time they were coined, and were obvious copies of the later large cent
reverses of the draped bust type. Few are known in mint state, and this
example is very close if not at that grade level. Obverse portrait of
Washington with a laurel wreath of victory in this head, and the fanciful
date of 1783 below, although these were likely struck in the 1820s."
"Choice Extremely Fine" (illustrated above). Ex - Early American History
Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1030, where it was
described as follows: "117.6 grains. Glossy, olive-brown surfaces
with the usual planchet striations (as made). The edge has been crudely reeded by hand."