Newman 2-B variety, with King James II’s head directly below the G in the legend – a hallmark for a type which is definitively known only as an original striking and which does not exist as a 19th century restrike.
Very rare, and especially so in this condition – these pieces are struck in temperamental tin and most seen are badly worn, or corroded, or both.
This one is choice for the issue (though it will not be mistaken for a 19th century US coin in similar grade), with a few tiny marks and actual luster lingering in the devices on the reverse.
319 years old, and looking rather well in spite of it.
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