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1890 25C MS68 NGC....

2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125

 
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Auction Ended On: May 28, 2009
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Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Richly Toned MS68 1890 Quarter
1890 25C MS68 NGC. Cherry-red, powder-blue, and sea-green toning covers this thoroughly lustrous and pristine Superb Gem. The strike is complete save for Liberty's hair and a few star centrils, but the quality is unimprovable for this scarce date. Once high mintages of Morgan dollars began in 1878, the production of other silver denominations was substantially reduced for years thereafter. Dime mintages were the first to return to normal levels, in 1882. Except for an anomalous 1888-S quarter issue, production of Seated quarters and halves remained low until 1891. The 1890 quarter, with a mintage of 80,000 pieces, has approximately the same rarity in Mint State as the 1889, which had an even lower mintage of 12,000 pieces. Presumably, the same Philadelphia-area dealer (perhaps John W. Haseltine) retained a similar quantity of both issues for stock. Census: 5 in 68, 0 finer (4/09).
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection, Part Two.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23VP, PCGS# 5523)

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