Description1870 $1 Goofy Head Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-1118, Low R.5, MS63 Prooflike NGC. The distinctive and popular "Goofy Head" variety, which has a cartoonishly engraved portrait of Liberty. Sharply struck and suitably mirrored with scattered minute strike-throughs, as coined. A surprisingly high percentage of certified examples of BG-1118 are in circulated grades. The variety is conditionally rare at the MS63 level.
From The Elbert Henry Gary Collection. (NGC ID# 2C3K, PCGS# 710929)
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