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    1861 Quarter Eagle in Silver
    Judd-281, MS63

    The Pollock Plate Coin, Ex: Bass

    1861 DT$2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-281, Pollock-332, High R.7, MS63 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Struck from the regular Liberty quarter eagle dies in silver with a reeded edge. The USPatterns.com website notes that three examples are known, including one that is on display at the ANA Money Museum in Colorado Springs. The four known pieces are from two different obverse dies, and all four feature the new or modified reverse with long, slender arrowheads. While this piece has traditionally been described as a silver dies trial, many of today's numismatic scholars believe that these pieces are mint errors struck on silver dime planchets. Either way, this is an extraordinary item. Both sides are nicely detailed with brilliant silver luster and minimal marks or spots that limit the grade.
    Ex: George Woodside Collection (New York Coin & Stamp Co., 4/1892), lot 120; Barney Bluestone (9/1942), lot 634; New Netherlands (61st Sale, 6/1970), lot 10; Harry W. Bass, Jr. (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1334.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 12112)


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

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    January
    15th Friday
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