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    Exquisite Gem 1897-O Quarter, A Radiant, Untoned Example

    1897-O 25C MS 65 PCGS. In addition to its rarity in all Mint State grades, the 1897-O is a notorious issue for below average eye appeal. Many coins that are free of wear are darkly toned and/or poorly struck. Not so the present Gem. The strike is just shy of complete, being razor sharp in all areas save for trivial bluntness over the eagle's right (facing) talon and star 11. Both sides are untoned with sparkling, fully frosted luster. Uncommonly smooth even for the MS 65 grade level, this lovely coin should see spirited bidding among advanced Barber quarter specialists. Population: 8 in 65, only 6 finer (10/00).
    From the Glenn J. Church Collection. (NGC ID# 23YB, PCGS# 5617)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2001
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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