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    1836 Capped Bust Quarter, PR67
    Finest of Three Certified Examples
    Rare Early Proof, B-2

    1836 25C Capped Bust PR67 NGC. B-2, High R.7 as a proof. Tompkins Die State 3/1. The period is close to the C in the denomination and the 6 in the date is partially left of the curl, identifying the B-2 variety. Walter Breen reported seeing four proof 1836 Capped Bust quarters of the B-2 variety and a possible fifth proof of the B-1 variety. Currently, only three proofs have been certified, all of the B-2 variety. The present PR67 NGC example is the finest, followed by a PR64 Cameo specimen at PCGS and a PR64 coin at NGC (11/18). A fourth B-2 proof resides in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

    The coin offered here is a stunning Superb Gem with considerable eye appeal that should interest collectors of early quarters as well as proof type collectors. The devices are silvery-white and frosted while the fields have extremely deep mirrored contrast. There are a few minor hairlines present beneath the iridescent gold, lilac, and blue toning that is seen around the margins. Several die cracks travel through the stars on the right. A couple of minute marks are noted in the field to the right of Liberty's ribbon. All details are virtually complete, including the star centers and the fine detail on the drapery clasp. The rims are sharp and the letters on the reverse legend are slightly doubled. A superb coin that combines appearance, rarity, and die state into an exciting and dramatic presentation.
    Ex: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg Collection, Part II (Stack's/Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1412; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/1998), lot 6762; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2006), lot 3153, realized $97,750.
    From The Greensboro Collection, Part VII. (NGC ID# 27HF, PCGS# 5384)

    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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