1847 25C PR65 PCGS....
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All proofs have the normal date with no repunching or recutting, and the reverse is from the same proof die used in 1846. Our current research into early proof Seated Liberty rarities suggests that about eight examples are known today, about half of the original mintage.
When closely examined, the reverse shows evidence of being struck from heavily polished dies, as there are innumerable die striations running diagonally across that side. This feature takes a significant amount of magnification to see as the surfaces are toned in multiple layers of speckled and streaked blue, olive-green, citrine, rose, steel-gray, and other colors. Deeply reflective fields provide a backdrop for a uniformly high-quality strike that is nearly on par with post-1858 proofs. A very rare opportunity as early proofs are seldom seen today. Population: 2 in 65, 0 finer (3/09).
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 23WA, PCGS# 5541)
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