1926 25C, FH MS (PCGS# 5755)

2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404

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Lot Description
1926 25C MS67 Full Head NGC. With a sizeable original mintage of 11.3 million pieces, the 1926 does not seem like a coin that would be hailed as rare, or even scarce, in most grades. Nevertheless, specialists in this series realize that the '26-P is as poorly produced, as are many S-mint issues in this series, and only about 10% (per Cline) of the original mintage was produced with Full Head definition. This sharp, Superb Gem is far better detailed on Liberty's head than the typical Uncirculated piece. The pleasing surfaces are partially overlaid by peach-red patina, more heavily so on the obverse. Preservation is nearly perfect with no visible marks seen on either side. For pedigree purposes, a thin, horizontal die crack extends through the top of Liberty's head to the E of LIBERTY. Despite the moderate toning, full mint luster bursts through, providing the punch to make this coin what it is, a conditionally rare MS67 example. Only three MS67 Full Head specimens have been graded at both services combined (3/06).
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