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    1900-S Quarter, Stunning MS67
    Ex: Clapp, Eliasberg, Tied for Finest Graded

    1900-S 25C MS67 PCGS. Pale champagne and rose patina complements the reflective surfaces on this stunning Superb Gem, another ex: Eliasberg Collection coin tracing its pedigree further back to John M. Clapp and the San Francisco Mint of 1900.

    Population Data (4/15): The finest of the issue are four MS67 at PCGS and three at NGC. None are finer at either service.

    Heritage Commentary: Even Gem examples of this elusive S-mint are occasionally available, but an opportunity such as this, to buy the Eliasberg tied-for-finest Superb Gem, will prove fleeting indeed.

    Consignor Commentary: The Eliasberg coin. Pristine. Gorgeous. To quote the catalog of that sale, "A very beautiful example which challenges perfection. Quite possibly the finest known specimen." It goes on to mention numerous die cracks on the obverse that I can see traces of only under very high magnification. I do not soar quite to the ecstatic heights of the cataloger. The coin is truly beautiful but not fully struck in areas; stars 11, 12, and part of 13 are flat. On the reverse the eagle's left claw is not fully defined. Some may equal this piece, but it is unlikely that any are better.

    Provenance: Purchased by John M. Clapp directly from the San Francisco Mint (1900); John H. Clapp; Clapp Estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. (1942); Eliasberg Collection (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1572; later, purchased from John Feigenbaum at David Lawrence (10/1999).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23YM, PCGS# 5627)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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