Thanks, guys. I am learning how the coin market demands patience and tolerance of uncertainty. Obtaining a nice VF example of this issue with decent hair detail has been on my bucket list for years, and this EF example came on the market in the early spring--it was above my price range, but I re-arranged some things and made it work. I didn't choose a 2 leaf example specifically, but when this came up for the right price (extremely well under the astronomical PCGS retail price guide estimate) and seemed to have good enough flowing hair detail and an aesthetically pleasing distribution of wear (in addition to problem-free, even somewhat lustrous, surfaces!), I realized this specimen was THE right one at the right time. My favorite coins in my collection (an 1875-S Twenty Cent Piece with gorgeous reverse toning, an 1838-O dime with a low MS dinged up, yet prismatically colored, patina etc.) were all the right ones at the right time--not necessarily the next coin on my checklist in the ideal grade I imagined, but ones that I will always love looking at. I learn so much from reading this forum.