The original post photos were taken by PCGS, and the same coin's photos are on Coin Facts under 1812 Large Date. I purchased the coin a week ago, and I thought it was a higher grade 55/58 than PCGS graded the coin. The coin has luster much like a MS coin. It looks the same in hand as shown in the images and a little dark for my taste, but I wanted an original coin. I have been looking over a year for a nice Classic Head. For me it was by far the toughest quality example in my budget to find of any coin that I have collected.