Nice Choice VG 1796 Quarter1796 25C VG10 PCGS. B-2, R.3. This is the more "common" of the two known varieties, and is attributed by the 6 in the date nearly touching the bust, and the space between the tops of the TY in LIBERTY.
Walter Breen, in his Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins, writes of the 1796 quarter: "As both obverse dies contained only 15 stars, they must have been completed before anyone realized that Tennessee would most likely join the Union as the sixteenth state." According to mint records showing delivery dates, about 1,800 impressions struck from the dies followed Tennessee's June 1, 1796 admission.
Soft bluish-gray toning occupies the fields of this Choice VG specimen, highlighting the lighter gray design features. Both sides are nicely defined for the grade, and close examination reveals no marks out of the ordinary for a coin that has seen moderate to heavy circulation. No adjustment marks are readily apparent.
From The Jerry Kochel Collection.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 23RA, PCGS# 5310)
Weight: 6.74 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
View all of [Jerry Kochel Collection ]
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.
Opens about 01/02/2018
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
Great coins, lovely catalogs, accurate description and grades (whether raw or slabbed).View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)