1872 Octagonal 25 Cents. BG-722, Musante-GW 818, Baker-503. Rarity-4-. Washington Head. MS-67 (PCGS). Virtually pristine for this perennially popular variety, vivid golden-yellow surfaces reveal subtle semi-reflective qualities in the fields. Otherwise satiny in texture with sharp striking detail and abundant visual appeal. The Washington Head varieties by Frontier & Bellemere, circa 1871 to 1875, are easily among the most eagerly sought of all the California Small Denomination gold issues. Fortunately for todays collectors, BG-722 is a somewhat available variety that allows for specialists and type collectors alike to obtain a pleasing specimen with a modicum of patience. The currently offered Superb Gem is exceptional and will find itself at home in the finest cabinet of these interesting and diverse issues. PCGS# 10549. NGC ID: 2BN4. PCGS Population: 5; 0 finer.