This is a gorgeous Gem whose smooth, satin to modestly semi-reflective surfaces are warmly toned in medium brown. The persistent viewer will be rewarded with flashes of original rose-orange color in the protected areas around many of the design elements on the reverse.
Struck trivially off center to 6 oclock on the obverse, 12 oclock on the reverse, both sides are near-fully denticulated around the borders with razor sharp focal features. A carefully produced and expertly preserved specimen that would make a lovely addition to an advanced cabinet of American colonial and related coinage.Struck on highly prepared planchets from a unique set of dies, the Virginia "penny" coins were never intended for commerce. While a few are known with evidence of circulation, most are in high grades, well preserved in the upper class 18th century English collections for which they were intended. As the most impressive form of the only truly "colonial" coin in the United States, the Virginia "penny" is a classic rarity that is eagerly sought by specialists.