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Costa Rica, 25 centavos, 1887GW, "9DS GW," NGC MS 66, finest known in NGC census.

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Costa Rica, 25 centavos, 1887GW,  9DS GW,  NGC MS 66, finest known in NGC census.
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Costa Rica, 25 centavos, 1887GW, "9DS GW," NGC MS 66, finest known in NGC census. KM-127.2. Brightly lustrous with patchy colorful toning, no wear or marks, the finest at NGC by two grades, and actually with claims to a higher number in our opinion, quite exceptional for local (non-Heaton) production in San Jose, of which this is effectively the final year (the only exception being the enigmatically relatively common half dollars of 1890). By this date the government in San Jose decided it would be more cost effective to order the coins from England or Paris (or other mints) than to replace the aging local minting equipment. In 1889, while local merchants made do with counterstamped Colombian half dollars, the first European issues were struck, starting with the Heaton mint "patterns" that are more correctly known now as "specimens." In any case, we challenge anyone to show us another MS 66 from the 1865-1887 San Jose coinage! NGC #4700529-013.