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    1891 Seated Quarter, MS62
    Double Struck, 2nd Strike 50% Off Center

    1891 25C Seated Quarter -- Double Struck, Second Strike Off Center -- MS62 NGC. The first strike was normal, but the coin was struck a second time, approximately 50% off center toward 12 o'clock, at 9 o'clock relative to the first strike. The coin rotated 90 degrees clockwise between strikes. No planchet was fed between strikes, thus both sides show the dramatic widely off-center second strike. This spectacular double strike mint error is in lustrous Mint State on a 19th century silver type. No marks are readily apparent across the dusky lilac-gray and tobacco-brown surfaces. A perusal of our online auction archives, which go back to 1993, show seven appearances of off-center Seated quarters. Six of those pieces were in circulated grades, and a majority were 25% or less off center. None were as far off center as the present lot.

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

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2020
    3rd-9th Monday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 31
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