1796 S-97 R3 Draped Bust G4. Several points sharper but lightly corroded and there is a deep gouge at the throat where some roughness was crudely scraped away. The obverse was burnished to remove some of the roughness and there is some hard reddish verdigris in protected areas on both sides. Slightly glossy dark olive brown and steel. EDS, Breen state I, with an unbroken obverse. Not a beauty for sure, but on the plus side the date and legends are complete and easily readable. In addition there is a straight-edge planchet clip at the L in LIBERTY and the opposing rim over UNI.
Ex Bob Grellman 6/1983-Dr. Philip W. Ralls 5/2/1997-Jack Wadlington 5/3/2005-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 6/30/2005-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/6/2009:162 (includes the Ralls and Holmes collection envelopes, the Wadlington collection notes, and the Holmes lot ticket)
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