1871 25C BG-717 MS (PCGS# 10544)
The June 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 9968
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1871 Octagonal 25 Cents. BG-717. Rarity-3. MS-65 (PCGS). OGH--Second Generation. Hart's "Coins of the Golden West." 1898 Indian and Bear series. $1. MS-65 (NGC). A glittering, bright coin that displays a hint of orange-gold in the reflective fields. Struck late in the pairing, this die state III example shows die rust on the reverse wreath and extensive lapping evidence as the die life was stretched by careful polishing to remove small defects. Desirable in gem grades, and a fine choice for the specialist.