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1822 25C 25/50C VG10 PCGS. B-2, R.5. CAC....

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 6, 2011
Item Activity: 12 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
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Appealing 1822 25/50C Quarter, VG10
Rare B-2 Variety
1822 25C 25/50C VG10 PCGS. B-2, R.5. CAC. The 1822 "blundered reverse" variety is a spectacular die-cutting error where the engraver mistakenly entered the denomination as 50C, then corrected his mistake. The B-2 die marriage is rare and will be difficult to acquire in any grade.
Medium-gray patination in the fields of this Choice VG example highlight the lighter-gray design features, a bit more so on the obverse. LIBERTY is bold, and part of the ear, eye, and clasp show, as do some of the hair curls. Most of the letters in the reverse motto are clear, as are the shield lines. About two-thirds of the eagle's plumage is defined. Great overall eye appeal for a heavily circulated coin, aptly recognized by CAC. Population: 2 in 10, 8 finer (11/10).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 23RH, PCGS# 5333)

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