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    1875 $1 Indian Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-1125, Low R.5, MS63 NGC. A decidedly prooflike and astonishingly lustrous fractional, struck by Christopher Ferdinand Mohrig of San Francisco. This example was certainly one of the last struck from these dies, not only because there appear to be clash marks to the right of the Indian head (Die State II), but also because of the extensively shattered reverse die. Although all pieces of this variety are struck from a shattered reverse die, the die cracks have expanded on this piece and form a weblike pattern. Olive-orange and yellow patina covers both sides of this stunning piece. Some weakness is noted above the Indian's ear and on the reverse lettering, which is to be expected considering the condition of the dies. An interesting and scarce variety, of which few were minted before the dies were inevitably discarded. Census: 1 in 63, 0 finer (6/08). (NGC ID# 2C3T, PCGS# 10936)

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