The deep yellow gold surfaces are none the worse for wear and exhibit much retained luster and lively mint frost in the protected areas. The first of five dates in the denomination produced at San Francisco, and one of just 6,600 pieces struck, the lowest of the San Francisco Mint production runs in the denomination except, of course, for the unique 1870-S that is part of the A.N.A. exhibit of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Core Collection that is displayed at A.N.A. headquarters in Colorado Springs. Choice for the grade and a coin that would represent the type nicely in a mid-grade U.S. gold type set.