This is one of the most difficult of the Capped Bust dime varieties to find in any grade. Perhaps 10-14 or so are known in all grades, including a couple of Gem Proofs. The obverse shows classic light silver-gray with deeper lilac-gray fields and lighter silver on the worn areas. The reverse appears similar, but exhibits more wear. For attribution, the fifth and sixth star on the obverse are too close; on the reverse, in AMERICA, the A is low compared to the left serif of the M. Furthermore, these two dies were reworked in late 1827 to add a proto-rim or lip at the edge of the die so these dies could be used on the Muhlenburg coining press, which required a narrow ring around the edge of the die to fit within the collar.
Few collectors have been able to find one of these extremely rare coins in any grade. This particular coin, while worn and with average surfaces, has a rather pleasing appearance with the diagnostics clear to confirm the attribution. As a variety, these are usually found in Proof or Mint condition or in much lower circulated grades. The number struck was undoubtedly quite low as so few are known today. The variety designation is included on the PCGS insert within the holder.