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    1908-O Quarter, MS66+
    Rich, Variegated Toning

    1908-O 25C MS66+ NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Struck in the penultimate year of the New Orleans mint before it was turned into an assay office, this Premium Gem with the Plus designation is far above-average of what is expected. Normally luster is subdued and satiny and the strike is indifferent. This well-preserved quarter displays rich coloration in shadings of reddish-gray, an undertone of yellow-gold, and occasional spots of untoned brilliance. The strike is sharp overall with only slight softness noted on the forecurl of Liberty's hair and the top of Liberty's right (facing) wing. Census: 5 in 66 (1 in 66+), 2 finer (10/13).
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $2.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 23ZE, PCGS# 5651)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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