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    MS61 1871 Round Liberty 25 Cents
    Extremely Rare BG-864A Variety

    1871 25C Liberty Round 25 Cents, BG-864A, R.8, MS61 NGC. One of only three examples of this variety certified by NGC or PCGS. BG-864A has the obverse of BG-864, but the reverse die is unique, identified by one berry each beneath the stands of the A in CAL. BG-864A was discovered by Walter Breen in 1987. Harry W. Bass, Jr. and Jay Roe are among the select owners of the variety. The second edition of Breen-Gillio pedigrees three pieces, but the present example was unknown to the authors of that reference. This is a lustrous canary-gold example with lightly abraded fields and slightly wavy surfaces, as produced. (NGC ID# 2BUV, PCGS# 10755)

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