OBVERSE: Entire design well worn with very little detail remaining. Legend and date are weak but visible.
REVERSE: Wreath is worn flat but completely outlined. Bow merges with wreath.
OBVERSE: Outline of feather ends show but some are smooth. Legend and date are visible. At least three letters in LIBERTY show clearly, but any combination of two full letters and parts of two others are sufficient.
REVERSE: Slight detail in wreath shows, but the top is worn smooth. Very little outline showing in the bow.
OBVERSE: One-quarter of details show in the hair. Ribbon is worn smooth. LIBERTY shows clearly with no letter missing.
REVERSE: Some details visible in the wreath and bow. Tops of leaves are worn smooth.
OBVERSE: Headdress shows considerable flatness. Nearly half of the details still show in the hair and on ribbon. Head slightly worn but bold.
REVERSE: Leaves and bow are almost fully detailed.
OBVERSE: Feathers well defined and LIBERTY is bold. Wear shows on the hair above ear, curl to right of ribbon and on the ribbon end. Most of the diamond design shows plainly.
REVERSE: High points of leaves and bow are worn.
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