Rather brilliant yellow green NEGM--Pat June 17 1890 on back; very clean, shiny piece. VNM--the only small issue is a very slight fracture on the front of the upper right ear --there is a small potstone in there and it's likely the reason. I've owned this since 1997 and the fracture has never progressed.. There are two pretty small pings on the lower skirt along the mold line...they don't detract. It's a great item. Reduced to $225 and I'll pay the postage.