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    1906-D Quarter, MS67
    Tied for Finest Known, Ex: Eliasberg

    1906-D 25C MS67 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Eliasberg. Whereas most identically dated examples disappeared into circulation, this lovely Superb Gem was obviously squirreled away shortly after delivery. In fact, Q. David Bowers, in his catalog for the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, asserts that this coin may have been acquired directly from the Denver Mint in the year of issue. The uncommonly smooth, fully lustrous surfaces would seem to support Bowers' assessment. The otherwise lilac-gray toning scheme deepens to olive-charcoal shades in select peripheral areas. Housed in an old green label holder with the CAC green approval sticker and the Eliasberg pedigree -- one of several such in this marvelous offering.

    Population Data (4/15): This MS67 piece is tied with two others (also PCGS coins) as the finest certified of the date -- a suitable ranking, given its legendary provenance. The finest at NGC is a lone MS66.

    Heritage Commentary: A mainstay of the national coinage scene today, the Denver Mint opened its doors in 1906 and produced 3.2 million quarters. Survivors are elusive in Mint State, and decidedly rare in MS66 or finer condition.

    Consignor Commentary: The Eliasberg coin: once alone for the date at the MS67 level, but now joined by two others at PCGS. Supposedly acquired directly from the Mint, there are no marks or hairlines on the surfaces, although there are a few aquamarine-toned areas scattered throughout both sides, most noticeably in a line across Liberty's neck. A Superb Gem that has to rank in the Condition Census if not at the top of it.

    Provenance: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers & Merena, 4/1997), lot 1588; Philadelphia Signature (Heritage, 8/2000), lot 5849.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23Z6, PCGS# 5643)

    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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