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Pleasing 1796 Quarter, B-2, MS62

1796 25C MS62 PCGS. B-2, R.3. There are only two varieties known of the 1796 quarter, coming from a mintage of 6,146 pieces. B-2 is identified by the 6 in the date being high and nearly touching the bust; the T and Y of LIBERTY separate at the top with the Y slightly above T; and the lower right star spaced farther from the bust than star 1 is from the curl. B-2 is moderately more available than B-1. That said, both varieties are subjected to extremely heavy demand from early type collectors, as the 1796 quarter is a one-year design type. It is generally considered to be the second rarest silver type coin after the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar bearing the dates 1796 or 1797.
Both sides of this MS62 example are attractively toned in cobalt-blue, lavender, gray, and yellow-gold hues, and luster shows in the areas around and in the interstices of the design elements. An impressive strike is evident on the devices, including strong detail on Liberty's hair and drapery and on the eagle's wing and tail feathers. Its torso, neck, and legs reveal the usual weakness. The dentilation is bold over both obverse and reverse, a typical attribute of the '96 quarter. A few minor handling marks are only visible under a loupe and are completely undistracting. There are no adjustment marks on either side. All in all, this is a very pleasing coin for the designated grade and as such will fit comfortably in a high-grade type collection.
From The Good Harbour Bay Collection.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 23RA, PCGS# 5310)

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