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Newest Elephant by Congo Kid

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One of the Finest Graded


I just added another Belgian Congo 1943 2 Francs piece to my collections. I actually have a few, but as many of you know, it's nice to keep upgrading when you can. So I finally added a new piece graded NGC MS65, which passes up my PCGS MS64. And for those of you who do not know the series, NGC has only graded 2 in MS65 and one in MS66, while PCGS has only graded 5 in MS64, 4 in MS65, and none higher. So as you can see it is a tough coin to find this nice. I was outbid on that MS66 piece when it showed up on eBay recently, and bid quite strongly too. I will be watching, as usual, for something even better! ;)



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Nice acquisition!


As a point of interest, this coins was minted by the Philadelphia mint and it is the only hexagonal shaped coin ever minted by a U.S. mint.


I acquired one of these as a raw coin and had it graded by NGC. Not quite as nice as this one, but at MS63, it's still a nice looking coin.



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Thanks for the great input coin928! MS63 is still a nice grade for this 1 year type. I'd love to find a nice MS67 and buy it. Or even better, a specimen piece if one was ever made and still exists, which I doubt.

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