1870 25C BG-758 MS (PCGS# 10585)

2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125

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    Heritage Auctions
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Lot Description
1870 25C Liberty Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-758, R.8, MS64 PCGS. The only example of this very rare variety to ever cross the auction block at Heritage, now in its second appearance. Only five pieces are reflected in the PCGS Population Report. Of the five PCGS examples, three are circulated, and the current piece is the finest graded (4/09). This is a splendid, deeply prooflike example that has frosted devices which provide strong cameo contrast. A bit weakly struck. The reverse shows a distinguishing arc that appears to be some sort of striking imperfection which will easily identify this piece in the future.
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