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    1897-S Quarter, MS67
    Superb Registry Set Candidate

    1897-S 25C MS67 NGC. CAC. This Superb Gem coin's CAC-endorsed quality begins with exceptionally smooth, satiny surfaces that yield mottled champagne and olive-gold toning, and ends with the sharp strike that shows unusually strong definition on the eagle's talons and the upper-right corner of the shield -- the usual weak points. Some faint roller marks are discernible on the cheek with a glass, but are hardly noteworthy. Housed in a prior generation holder.

    Population Data (9/15): This is one of only two MS67 at NGC with a single MS68 finer; the finest at PCGS is a single MS67. Two in this grade have the green CAC bean.

    Heritage Commentary: With a low mintage of little more than half a million coins, the 1897-S ranks as a significant semikey date in all grades, and in Mint State is similar in rarity to the also-elusive 1897-O. Only a handful of Superb Gems are known to satisfy the demand from Registry Set enthusiasts.

    Provenance: Craig M. Morgan, M.D. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/1998), lot 147.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23YC, PCGS# 5618)

    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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