The bright yellow-gold surfaces of this otherwise pleasing early eagle impart a brassy sort of appearance that suggests a light cleaning at some point in the past, with the brassy appearance mostly relegated to the reverse. Despite the NGC qualifier, the present piece presents a lively appearance to the naked eye with just a few stray marks seen without a loupe. Interested bidders will do well to examine this piece at length. A more than suitable example for a type collection or other early gold cabinet.
The inside point of the rightmost reverse star points directly at a tiny and enigmatic star in the cloud below F in OF -- it appears as if a smaller star punch, say from a dime, was accidently dropped into the recessed cloud design on this die by accident without being removed before the die was pressed into service.