An evenly struck representative of this challenging Noe variety. From the same die marriage as Noe-30 but an earlier state without the lengthy "tail" on the 2 in the date. Noe-31 is also from this die pair but features a straight die crack from the top of the 2 to the rim. Rich gunmetal patina is consistent throughout aside from a few small areas of lighter pearl-gray toning. Mint-made clips create a moderately oval appearance, and the obverse is misaligned toward 7 o'clock, but all legends are complete. A near mint state example and a tremendous value in our opinion.