The golden-brown surfaces of this Fugio copper exhibit splashes of deep red-brown in the protected areas. Numerous planchet rifts and laminations are seen, as struck, , the most obvious of those on the obverse rim at 9 o'clock where it affects the GI in FUGIO. Other obverse distractions are seen only under low magnification. The reverse exhibits a noticeable rift at the lower rings, and other patches of lamination can be seen with a loupe. To many collectors of early American issues, these marks are not distractions but rather birth marks that reflect the state of the art of coinage in the 18th century.