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    1874 Octagonal Half Dollar, MS63
    Excessively Rare BG-944A Variety

    1874 50C Indian Octagonal 50 Cents, BG-944A, Low R.8, MS63 PCGS. An extremely rare gold half dollar variety, made by Christopher Ferdinand Mohrig of San Francisco. A die line connecting the 7 and 4 in the date, as well as numerous cracks and lines on the face identify this die pair. Likely no more than three or four examples are known. This variety was discovered by Richard Montgomery with PCGS in 1994. The present example is well-preserved, with deeply prooflike fields and well brought up motifs. Bright yellow-gold color engulfs each side. Population: 2 in 63, 0 finer (10/14). (PCGS# 10825)

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