1722 Rosa Americana Penny. Martin 2.9-C.3, W-1264. Rarity-4. UTILE DULCI. AU-58 (PCGS).98.8 grains. A gorgeous piece with superb, dark olive-brown coloration and gleaming traces of amber-gold luster near the devices. A well struck example, with little evidence of high point wear, and few post-strike marks or surface flaws found on either side. Some minor planchet roughness is noted on the lower obverse: on the kings neck, and in the field area just below the bust; and also on the upper reverse, near the letters CANA. This example shows dual die dots that reside close together directly over the kings ear, a feature not mentioned by Martin in his reference work on this popular type.From our sale of the Ted L. Craige Collection, March 2013 Baltimore Auction, lot 18.