1804 25C MS (PCGS# 5312)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4078
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The obverse and reverse show attractive coin gray fields with lighter russet-gray devices on the worn areas. Generally evenly toned save for a few slight streaks in the obverse fields. Close examination of the surfaces finds little to fault this key date, with smooth wear and no major distractions from circulation. There is one small edge nick above the seventh obverse star affecting a few dentils. Records show a mere 6,738 pieces were struck of this date, broken down into two die pairings, with this variety being more available. Nevertheless, the present coin is one of the top 50 graded by PCGS, with 15 grading events noted at the VF-25 level. Finer examples are difficult to find and demand has always been strong for this date.