Deep golden-brown surfaces appear glossy and hard to the unaided eye, though some surface granularity, as struck, makes its appearance under low magnification. Other than the tiny ticks and fissures in the planchet when struck, no contact marks are seen, even under low magnification. Both sides are evenly centered. We note a rim nick on the reverse at 10 o'clock near ET, and a noticeable natural rim flaw beneath the date. The present specimen is seemingly the ready physical and visual equivalent of Ford:62 (October 2003), and a shoo-in for the Ryder-27 Condition Census as such. Even Liberty's fingers on both hands and her toes are seen without difficulty. An exceptional example of one of the few Vermont copper types that can be found in high grade without a great deal of difficulty. Indeed, most Vermont copper varieties are unknown in such a lofty grade as the present piece. R-27 features a head style that is remarkably similar in appearance to that on R-13, the well-known Britannia variety. Choice for the grade -- the PCGS graders were spot-on for this one.