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    1872 Quarter Eagle, Judd-1232, Pollock-1374, R.7, PR 66 PCGS. Ex: Pittman. One of the famous and aesthetically superior "Amazonian" issues designed by William Barber that features Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap on the obverse and a defiant eagle gripping a shield on the reverse. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. Both sides exhibit a high wire rim and faint striations in the fields. The "spot" mentioned in the Pittman catalog is actually a tiny die flaw on the truncation of the neck and, other than a couple flecks of carbon on the reverse, is the only visible distraction. Presumably from the Sotheby's 1954 King Farouk Sale, later purchased by Mr. Pittman in February 1960 as lot 2462 in the Kreisberg/Schulman Sale for the princely sum (pardon the pun) of $210. (PCGS# 61232)

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    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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