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    1873/2 25C Indian Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-792, Low R.7, MS64 PCGS. Breen and Gillio (2003) write: "This is a rare instance of a die actually used, then annealed, altered in date, and rehardened for later use (compare 432); this obverse probably lasted only an hour or two afterward." The dies would quickly shatter, and the obverse of this piece shows a number of die cracks. An appealing medium yellow example with deeply mirrored fields. (NGC ID# 2BRC, PCGS# 10619)

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