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    1876 Indian Octagonal Dollar, BG-1114
    MS64 Prooflike,Very Rare, Sole Finest Graded

    1876 G$1 Indian Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-1114, High R.7, MS64 Prooflike NGC. This extremely rare variety was ranked as "no more than seven known" by the cataloger of the 2003 Jay Roe Collection (Bowers and Merena, 9/2003), and the best Roe could muster of this type was an MS60 PCGS coin that nonetheless brought $2,875. This near-Gem Prooflike NGC example is far finer, exhibiting sumptuous reflectivity on orange-gold surfaces that are well-struck and relatively free of distractions. This piece is the sole Prooflike example at NGC in any grade, although that service also reports one each in AU58 and MS62. PCGS CoinFacts pegs the survival at 10 pieces in all grades and seven in Mint State, reporting its finest to be four submissions in MS63 (11/15).
    From The Elbert Henry Gary Collection. (NGC ID# 2C3D, PCGS# 710925)


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