1873 25 Cent Gold Octagonal Indian Head NGC MS65

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Eureka! This Coin Most Likely Jingled in a Panhandler's Pocket During the Gold Rush!

With the abundance of gold, how could their possibly be a lack of money during the Gold Rush? Well, there was. And back in 1849-1857, you just didn't make coins in a flash. Leave it to jewelers, the only craftsman at the time who had the tools to actually make small coins. They came up with this unique Indian coin design and it stuck. These particular coins were either round or octagonal in shape and after around 1856, when the United States regular coinage finally made its way into California, they became souvenirs or were made into jewelry. It's amazing to think that these coins were actually used for commerce so long ago! Now is your chance to add a piece of sunny goldness to your coin collection -- one that was on the earth during the Gold Rush!

NO FOOL'S GOLD HERE - Small coins were scare back during the gold rush, so in 1852 these quarter coins were produced from native gold to use for commerce. Several shapes and designs were featured for what is called California fractionals. This unique coin features the Indian design with eye-appealing sun-gold color. Collectors often search for these in each denomination made: quarter, half-dollar and dollar coins.

OCTAGONAL INDIAN HEAD DESIGN - This uniquely-shaped coin is truly a piece of history! Its obverse features a noble Indian Head profile surrounded by stars while the reverse features a wreath and ¼ DOLLAR denomination. It's notable shape and sunny hue makes this one extremely sought-after by collectors and historians, too!

TIED FOR 2ND HIGHEST GRADE KNOWN - Your coin is graded Mint State-65 (MS65) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), one of the world's leading independent grading services. This grade, as of August 2017, ties it for the second finest known of the date and type! What a collectible and very appealing for a coin that's over 140 years old! Each historic coin arrives sonically sealed in an acrylic "slab," preserving the coin's condition.

SCARCE AMOUNT, ACT NOW - This coin was from a small hoard we had secured earlier this year and now we're making it available to serious collectors for your private collection.

Not your average pocket change, you'll want to display this beauty to friends, family and other serious collectors! Now's your chance to add the finest known example of a California Gold Rush fractional to your collection. Order it today!

Year of Issue 1873
Country United States
Composition Gold
Condition Graded
Grade MS65
Denomination 0.25
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name U.S. Mint
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