Lot #24. 1864 Indian Cent. L on Ribbon. MS-65 RD (NGC).
The April 2008 Chicago Rarities Sale - 4/15/2008
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A scarce and popular hub variety, the present example is a no-questions Gem with nary a distracting blemish to report. The surfaces are of further significance due to the presence of fully original, medium-orange luster. The strike is a bit soft in a few isolated areas, including the tips of the uppermost feathers in Liberty's headdress, but the eye appeal is still nothing short of strong. Produced with nearly medallic alignment of the dies, the reverse is rotated only 45 degrees or so clockwise from that orientation.