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    1863 Liberty Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-733, MS61
    One of Only Five Examples Known

    1863 25C Liberty Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-733, High R.7, MS61 NGC. An extremely rare variety. Breen-Gillio suggests that there are only five known examples, and one of those is in the Smithsonian. This piece is typically struck for the type and variety, with somewhat flat strike definition. The light green-gold surfaces are a trifle subdued, but are unmarked on both sides. Slight purple-rose color appears on the lower reverse, the result of an imperfect alloy mixture. Census: 1 in 61, 0 finer (10/14). (NGC ID# 2BNF, PCGS# 10560)

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