1855 25C BG-226 MS (PCGS# 10411)
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 10147
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1855 Round 25 Cents. BG-226. Rarity-5. Liberty Head. MS-63 (PCGS). OGH. Lustrous yellow gold with rich orange highlights. We note some faint vertical reverse scratches from the viewer's left tip of the wreath downward across DO and the 1 of the date. Die State II: ""Heavy break joining coronet to 5th and 6th stars (die bulge breaks out), shattered reverse, explaining early discard and rarity."" A popular Period One issue from the firm of Antoine Louis Nouizillet.