1879 25C MS (PCGS# 5511)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 3072
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An impressive Gem with a sharp strike and bold cartwheel activity on frosty surfaces. The obverse glows with lively sky blue and rose iridescence, the reverse with full brilliance at the center that gives way peripherally to bold sunset orange, crimson, and neon blue iridescence. We note two readily apparent obverse spots, one at star 12, the other at the bottom of the 8, otherwise the surfaces are pristine in nature. One of just 13,600 examples of the date struck for circulation purposes.