Cartwheel luster, slightly diminished in the fields. This is an old fashioned “45” that would today be offered and purchased as an AU coin. The surfaces are free of contact marks though very lightly hairlined. Dipped awhile back, now with a light grey patina. This Red Book variety remains in demand, with auction prices to prove it. Est. $1,000 to $1,500.
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