Deep golden brown with a hint of roughness, as made, around the obverse periphery, but overall quite smooth. Both sides are fairly well-centered and the legends are virtually complete though a trifle weak from 12 to 3 o'clock on the obverse and the corresponding area on the reverse. Wholesome overall with substantial eye appeal. The numerous die varieties and types in the series make for a fertile collecting area in early American numismatics, and the Crosby 4-C is the rarest of the non contemporary counterfeit issues. In fact, finding a finer specimen will present a short term challenge, the current specimen is finer than both Picker's and Craige's specimens, and the highest grade documented by Rod Widok in 2003 was "XF." This piece may very well rank high in the census for the die variety.