The deep lilac and steel gray surfaces of this softly lustrous specimen are adorned with hints of gold and crimson iridescence, especially at the rims. No marks of any magnitude are present, and aside from the light tell-tale traces of a soft cleaning on the obverse, the coin is exceptionally attractive. An old carbon streak, as made, can be seen on the obverse, and the central details are soft as is typical for the type, but we have no further distractions to relay. The mintage for the date, 10,975 pieces, is the second lowest production run of the design type and takes a back seat to just the 1804 issue in that category. Designed by Gilbert Stuart and engraved by Robert Scot, the Draped Bust dime series is a popular favorite among specialists in early American coinage. WE can't think of a more suitable "filler" example of the date or type, and we feel this particular coin deserves serious bidding activity.