Rare in all grades and a difficult die marriage to find at all, especially in high circulated grades. There is a small planchet clip on the rim below Liberty's bust tip to the 3 which affects the dentils only. Bold hair definition on Liberty's curls, and the eagle's wing feathers are clear despite light wear. Scattered handling marks and fine scratches, common to this type, but none are particularly problematic and to be expected on circulated examples. This is the rarest die marriage of the year and short lived as a rim break developed under Liberty's bust which brought about the obverse dies early retirement. Classic and attractive gunmetal-gray throughout, with flashes of iridescence when closely examined under a light. On balance a desirable representative of this prized variety, with more definition that one might expect for the grade and less than the usual surface disturbances for a Draped Bust half dime. PCGS estimates that 25 are known of this variety, most of course, showing considerably more wear and often far more problematic.