PCGS authenticated and graded AU 55. Glossy chocolate brown with an arc of slightly lighter brown toning at stars 6-12. A tiny rim bruise at star 2 is the only notable mark, and it is trivial.
The spike up from the coronet above the L is gone, most of the dentils on the obverse are gone, and the reverse is rotated 30 degrees CCW. The surfaces are smooth and nearly flawless, and this cent has excellent eye appeal. Ex; Vern Lowe 4/1979 - Ed Jasper, 2005 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/23/2005:317 - Chuck Hall Collection, Goldbergs 9/14/2020:89 - Doctor Thomas Wachtel Collection.