This is a pleasing example despite the stated impairment, with both sides displaying uncommonly bold definition in a well circulated copper of this challenging type. The surfaces are evenly toned in steely olive-brown with light porosity throughout, a few moderate size digs in and around the centers, and a trace of iridescence that suggest an ancient cleaning. The bend referred to on the PCGS insert, however, is slight and hardly discernible through the holder. Vlack 5-72A is among the rarest of the varieties made at Machin's Mills, probably sometime in 1787 or 1788. Despite the bend there will certainly be substantial bidding activity for this scarcity.