Another outstanding eye-appeal coin commems ... lovely visual impact and a tough coin to find indeed in this quality.
Your set is proving to be exactly what I am chasing as well ... quality coins with minimal toning, full luster and strong strike.
I second muddler question ... you are showing these one at a time ... so ...
do you have the full type set?
I'll handle the next question from my personal experience ...
but the details look so soft, like a weak strike. Is that intentional for that design?
I have held in hand well over 100 of these Long Island halves ... and have never found a single one with any detail in the hair on the obverse portraits or in the rigging on the reverse sailing ship.
I've come to the personal conclusion that this Howard K. Weinman designed coin is exactly what you see here in this lovely example ... a somewhat mushy looking coin even in gem state.
Last ... gotta enjoy the older PCGS holder that truncated the coin name ... my earlier PCGS MS64 had the same spelling ... Long Islan
Edited for spllneging
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Too many hobbies .... too much work .... not enough time.
Edited by nickelsearcher
03/29/2012 9:06 pm