I bought this from an EAC buddy, indirectly off eBay. (The coin didn't meet the reserve even
though I was high bidder; we subsequently agreed on a price.) Nice Classic Head! These are
very tough to find "nice", and 1808 is not an easy year to find.
This is my second S-279; I bought my first at a coin show. After waiting many months to find
a decent 1808, I finally bought a S-277 above and then a S-279 a few months later; go figure.
The S-279 had nice detail but was moderately porous. The coin was "net" priced. At the time I didn't know
what that meant and asked the dealer if that was his best price; he informed me (in a nice way)
that it's impolite to ask (directly or indirectly) for a discount on a net-priced coin. Good lesson.