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    1834 Quarter, B-2, Rare Gem Example
    Finest Known Circulation Strike

    1834 25C B-2, R.4, MS65 PCGS. CAC. Repunching on star 7 and a small die defect at the base of the C in 25C are diagnostic of this variety. This die combination was also used to strike (among others) the proof example found in the King of Siam presentation set. This example is the finest known circulation strike B-2 quarter dollar.

    A mintage of 286,000 quarters in 1834 was not unusually low for the period, and as a date, this issue is among the more plentiful small-diameter Capped Bust quarters overall. Availability of Mint State survivors, however, dramatically plunges at the Gem grade level, making the representative here offered part of a small group of highly sought-after, upper-end pieces that are almost in a class by themselves.

    Deep olive-green accents frame many of the raised design elements, with lustrous, silvery-iridescent color encompassing the remainder of each side. The strike is bold, save for a few obverse stars, and the surfaces are free of any noticeable imperfections. Population for all 1834 varieties: 9 in 65, 4 finer (11/19).
    Ex: Rare Coins of New Hampshire (4/2007); The Eugene H. Gardner Collection (Heritage, 6/2014), lot 30354. (NGC ID# 23RZ, Variety PCGS# 38993, Base PCGS# 5353)

    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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    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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