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    1874 Octagonal Liberty Dollar, BG-1110
    Exceedingly Rare, MS63 Prooflike

    1874 $1 Liberty Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-1110, High R.7, MS63 Prooflike NGC. This is a very rare Liberty Head variety (the Jay Roe 2003 cataloger estimated that only six or seven were known; more recently, PCGS offers a survival of six pieces) and certainly among the finest survivors. The lustrous surfaces on this Select piece show great orange-red color and minimal, trivial ticks throughout both sides, creating excellent eye appeal. This piece is tied with one other MS63 Prooflike at NGC, or it could be the same coin submitted twice (11/15). The Roe example was an "AU50" but had filed rims. The finest at PCGS are one each in AU58 and MS62, making this piece at a minimum tied for the finest certified.
    From The Elbert Henry Gary Collection. (NGC ID# 2C39, PCGS# 710921)


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