Today it's starting to look pretty ragged. There are still reflective surfaces, but there is also much more insult and abuse. It's not quite a month since I put it in my pocket.
I wonder how many years to wear away that "Dexter Hendrickson" on the ribbon? That refers to two of the owners of a particular 1804 dollar: James Vila Dexter and Leon Hendrickson. Strangely, though , this replica is missing a "D" that should be in the second cloud from the right (see Book Review: Mark Ferguson's "The Dollar of 1804").
July 2014 - Luster is starting to go..
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