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    1823/2 B-1 Quarter, Good 6
    A Famous Rarity, Ex: Jerome Kern

    1823/2 25C B-1, High R.5, Good 6 PCGS. Steve Tompkins has called the 1823/2 quarter "one of the great rarities of the early Federal coinage series." Although 17,800 coins were reportedly struck for the entire year, it is probable that most of those were dated 1824 and that the 1,800 pieces delivered on February 3 represent the true production of 1823/2 quarters. Tompkins (2008) estimates that 29 to 35 examples exist. He provides a roster that includes 31 entries. This coin is listed as #25.

    Golden and lavender-gray patina covers this well-worn survivor. The underlying surfaces show signs of having been cleaned long ago, with fine hairlines and some light vertical scratches on the portrait. Eye appeal remains excellent for the grade. BERTY is strong, as are the motif outlines. The only obvious abrasions occur between stars 6 and 7, and stars 9 and 10. A dark toning spot on the eagle's left (facing) wing also helps identify the coin. Population: 2 in 6, 13 finer (7/19).
    Ex: Jerome D. Kern (B. Max Mehl, 5/1950), lot 1408; Glen E. Bergstrom Collection (Stack's, 6/2008), lot 84; Philadelphia ANA (Stack's Bowers, 8/2012), lot 11339.
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II. (NGC ID# 4E54, Variety PCGS# 38971, Base PCGS# 5334)

    Weight: 6.74 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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

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