From the Goldberg’s auction on 05/24/09, where this coin was
lot 133 and described as: “1793 S-3 R3- Chain AMERICA. VG-8. Sharpness F12 but
covered with microscopic roughness on all but the highpoints of the design,
which are smooth. No verdigris, contact marks, or planchet flaws. The date and
legends are complete and easily readable. Rather glossy dark olive and steel
with chocolate toning on the smooth highpoints. Not perfect, of course, but a
well-balanced and reasonably attractive example for the grade.” Looks like the coin was purchased from the
auction by Doug Bird, and then sold to Tom Evert. I really need to point out that this coin is
MUCH better than my photos. The color is
VERY dark and that makes it hard to get an accurate representation, but the
coin is smoother and more attractive in hand.
Not perfect, but not ugly either, and certainly a lot of meat including
a full date at this price point.