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    Extremely Rare Civil War Token
    1864 F-129/349A, MS63 Brown

    1864 Civil War Token, MS63 Brown NGC. F-129/349A, R.9. Copper, 18 mm. Misattributed as F-130/349A on the NGC insert. Although quite similar--and of comparable rarity--the 130 die has a denticle border whereas 129 uses a rope-style border. Applying the rarity scale used in the Fuld reference, there are less than four examples of this variety believed to be extant in all grades. With such a low population, one would expect only low grade or impaired survivors. That is simply not the case with the current offering. Deep mahogany coloration is observed when this token is viewed head-on. However, rotating this piece under a light is like turning on a switch to a neon sign; a burst of electric-blue iridescence electrifies the surfaces of this breathtaking Select Uncirculated rarity. Perhaps NGC should certify this token as MS63 Blue!

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