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    1908-D Barber Quarter, MS68
    The Sole Finest Certified
    Ex: Eliasberg

    1908-D 25C MS68 NGC. Ex: Eliasberg. The surfaces of this well-struck, high-end Superb Gem present an attractive array of light rose-gold deepening to azure-blue and lime-gold at the borders. This remarkable, Registry-quality coin will be of equal importance to both the series specialist and advanced type collector.

    Population Data (7/14): When it was offered in Bowers and Merena's sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection in April 1997, this coin was described as being "among the finest known." This assessment has only been substantiated with time, and today the piece is the sole finest certified of the date, trailed in MS67 by just four other pieces.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1908-D is one of the more common dates in the series with an R.1 designation assigned by Lawrence in his Complete Guide to Barber Quarters, but as a Superb Gem, the issue becomes exceedingly rare.

    Consignor Commentary: Another wonderful coin from the Eliasberg Collection, and while graded MS68, may not be quite as perfect as some of the other so-graded coins from that set due to three faint toning spots on the reverse. One is near the U in PLURIBUS and two others (one quite small) are on the shield. Still, an original, beautifully toned specimen.

    Provenance: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1595; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 4149.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23ZD, PCGS# 5650)

    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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