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    1823/2 Bust Quarter, Good Details
    B-1 Variety, Census Plate Coin
    Rea-Tompkins-Davis-Logan Census

    1823/2 25C -- Damaged, Whizzed -- ANACS. Good 4 Details. B-1, R.6. A succinct summary from the comprehensive reference, Early Quarter Dollars Of The United States Mint, by Rory R. Rea, Dr. Glenn Peterson, Bradley S. Karoleff, and John J. Kovach, Jr. says it all about the rarity of the 1823/2 quarter: "The Mint records a mintage of 17,800 quarters for the year. Most are either dated with previous years or were melted, contributing to the rarity of the issue. There appears to be fewer than 35 known in all grades, making this one of the most desirable examples in the entire quarter series. Only the most advanced collections [sic] can hope to include one in their personal cabinets."

    While not a high-grade piece, the present example is a known Census coin ranking 27th out of 30 listed. It is plated in the Rea et al. reference on page 178 of that comprehensive, helpfully illustrated roster. Steel-gray toning appears natural and pleasing, although the coin was once whizzed (but not excessively so). The ANACS holder notes damage, which consists of two small, semicircular obverse marks sequentially applied, one shallow and the other somewhat deeper.

    Specialists of the Capped Bust quarter series always take note when an example of the 1823/2 is available. Because altered-date examples exist, certification and pedigree are important even for lower-grade pieces. The current example has an impressive pedigree, including Rich Uhrich, Larry Blackwelder, Jim O'Donnell, and dealer Jonathan Kern. It came out of Stack's Robison auction in February 1982 as lot 1280.
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: P8) (NGC ID# 23RP, 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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