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    1871 Liberty Quarter Dollar, MS66
    Very Rare BG-718A, Finest Known

    1871 25C Liberty Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-718A, High R.7, MS66 PCGS. The cataloger of the Jay Roe Collection that was sold in September 2003 noted that just two examples are known of BG-718A, a variety that was discovered by Rick Montgomery while grading coins at PCGS about 1990. As of (10/20), PCGS has certified six pieces and NGC has graded one piece, though we suspect these populations include resubmissions. Research of auction appearances over the past 20 years reveals four different examples. The present piece is finest known, followed by the PCGS MS64 Jay Roe example, the MS62 PCGS quarter in our October 2016 Dallas Signature, and an MS62 PCGS piece in a September 2013 Ira & Larry Goldberg auction. Among those four examples, three show a thick rim-to-rim die crack through two branch berries near 9 o'clock. This lot represents an earlier die state without that crack. It is a splendid piece with orange-gold color and an absence of detractions.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2BMX, PCGS# 10955)


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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