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    1893-S Quarter, MS67
    Tied With Two Others for Finest Known

    1893-S 25C MS67 PCGS. CAC. This exquisite Superb Gem displays sharp design features and fully original iridescent color. Shades of lavender, mint-gold, and cobalt-blue encompass each side. Simply describing a coin as "original" is sometimes a source of contention among numismatists, but in this case it absolutely applies.

    Population Data (9/15): This Superb Gem is tied with one other as the finest at PCGS, while NGC shows a single MS67 as finest.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1893-S is a significantly challenging date in Mint State, regardless of grade, but its availability becomes notably scant at the Gem grade level, and anything finer is extremely rare. Our Permanent Auction Archives show only three previous appearances of this issue in MS67, one an earlier offering of the present coin, while the other two are duplicate offerings of one other example.

    Provenance: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2005), lot 6601.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 23XY, PCGS# 5606)

    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
    October, 2015
    28th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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