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    Charming 1872 Washington Octagonal
    Quarter, BG-722, MS66

    1872 25C Washington Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-722, Low R.4, MS66 NGC. One of the more popular California fractionals. The wreath on the reverse has no berries, identifying this variety. Breen and Gillio (2003) speculate that Frontier & Bellemere, the issuers of this piece, switched to a Washington head to avoid resembling the U.S. gold dollars. Why they would decide to make that change after minting Liberty Head coins for nearly two decades is unknown. Impressive luster accents the sharply impressed design elements. The pleasing apricot-gold surfaces have no detracting marks. (NGC ID# 2BN4, PCGS# 10549)

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