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    1898-S Barber Quarter, MS67
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1898-S 25C MS67 PCGS. CAC. This incredible Superb Gem 1898-S quarter exhibits fully struck design elements and vibrant mint luster throughout. The well-preserved surfaces show no mentionable distractions. On the obverse, the brilliant center yields to pleasing shades of golden-brown at the peripheries. A blanket of russet, blue, and amber toning appears on the reverse. The eye appeal is extraordinary throughout.

    Population Data (5/14): PCGS has graded only two MS67 with no others finer than MS65. The finest at NGC are also two MS67.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1898-S Barber quarter claims a smallish mintage of just over 1 million pieces. Many of the coins were sent to the Philippines and few examples were saved by contemporary collectors. As a result, the issue is quite elusive in Mint State grades. This remarkable MS67 example is tied with a few other pieces for the title of finest certified, but it is difficult to imagine a specimen with greater eye appeal and technical quality.

    Consignor Commentary: On the obverse Liberty's portrait is brilliant and beautifully framed by golden brown toning around the edges. The reverse is covered in a medley of russet and blue.

    Provenance: Purchased from David Lawrence (8/1998).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23YF, PCGS# 5621)

    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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    June, 2014
    23rd Monday
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