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    Incredible Business Strike 1892 Quarter
    MS68 ★ , Single Finest at NGC

    1892 25C MS68 ★ NGC. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Type Two Reverse. The Barber coinage was introduced to a less-than-enthusiastic reception among the numismatic press of the day and collectors at large, although the first-year proof mintage was large. But for business strikes such as the present piece, we owe a nod to serendipity, as collectors had scarcely begun to collect circulation strikes, favoring proofs instead. This piece may have been set aside as a memento of the new series, or to commemorate some special family event. This incredible coin boasts fantastically lustrous surfaces that sparkle beneath multicolored toning of varying depth. Green and blue hues at the peripheries give way to more pink and orange centers, and the portrait has a blossom of rose at its core. This piece is solidly struck and essentially undisturbed, and its first-year status adds to its appeal as the ultimate type coin. Of the five MS68 coins of the issue certified as MS68 at NGC, this is the only Star example (7/10).
    From The Bob Simpson Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23XT, PCGS# 5601)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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