B-10,BB-22 2 Leaves. Finest known BB-22. Was NGCMS61. Crossed to PCGS AU58 (CAC). Martin Logies and I agree that this coin has a elliptical plug most clearly seen on the reverse. The curved half circle found between the eagle's head and left wing is the only defect on the reverse, consistent with a plug. Not known to have a plug but this variety was struck just after the BB21, a known plugged variety! How does an MS coin get a curved defect in this protected spot?? This coin is an MS61-62 in my opinion and is the highest graded for this R7 variety. Est.Pop.10-20 coins. Number 1 in CC. Great luster and strike for this golden toned beauty.
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