1854 25C BG-105 MS (PCGS# 10374)
The March 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 7272
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1854 Octagonal 25 Cents. BG-105. Rarity-3. Die State II. Liberty Head. MS-64 (PCGS). OGH. This is the scarcer late state of the dies with the obverse drastically repolished and lacking detail in much of Liberty's portrait. Lovely semi-prooflike surfaces are richly original in even olive-khaki color. Smooth enough to evoke thoughts of a full Gem rating. This early type is attributed to the firm of Frontier, Deviercy & Co.