1860 P$21/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-270, Pollock-318, R.7, PR6...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1860 Quarter Eagle in Copper
1860 P$21/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-270, Pollock-318, R.7, PR64
Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse depicts Liberty facing
left, her hair flowing down to the shoulder, wearing a coronet
inscribed LIBERTY, with 13 stars around and the date below. This
Longacre obverse is dated 1857 and was used on Judd-189,
reappearing on regular issue three cent nickel pieces in 1865. The
1860-dated reverse has the denomination, 2 ½ DOLLARS, and the date
within a laurel wreath. The statutory legend is conspicuously
absent. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Pleasing olive-brown
surfaces exhibit blushes of blue, gold, and iridescent toning with
a few trivial marks and spots that prevent a higher grade. A spot
on Liberty's cheek identifies the provenance of this piece back to
the Major Lenox Lohr pattern collection. Population: 3 in 64 Brown,
0 finer (4/20).
Judd-270, PR64 Brown
Curious Dual-Dated Pattern
Ex: Major Lenox Lohr; Bowers and Merena (6/1991), lot 1139.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 6USG, PCGS# 12072)
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