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    1864 Motto Quarter in Nickel
    Unique Judd-389, PR65+ Cameo

    1864 25C Quarter Dollar, Judd-389, Pollock-457, R.8, PR65+ Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse bears the regular die of the year, while the reverse shows a ribbon with IN GOD WE TRUST above the eagle's head added to the normal die, a design adopted in 1866. Struck in nickel with a reeded edge. This "transitional" pattern was produced at the Mint at a later date, likely around 1869 into the early 1870s, according to This and similar patterns were offered with restrikes of other denominations and sold to collectors in sets. The present example is the only one of its kind known in nickel. Both sides are starkly contrasted with frosty devices set against liquidlike mirrors. A pale dusting of golden color accents this unique high-end Gem proof.
    Ex: Francis W. Doughty Collection (New York Coin & Stamp Co., 4/1891), lot 344; Harlan P. Smith Collection (S.H. and H. Chapman, 6/1906), lot 764; Virgil Brand (Brand Journal #33868); Major Lenox R. Lohr, Harry X Boosel Collection (RARCOA, 4/1972), lot 1039; Auction '86 (Stack's, 8/1986), lot 468; Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 1/1997), lot 451; Dr. Jon Kardatzke Collection, Part I (Goldberg Auctions, 2/2000), lot 1790; Pre-Long Beach Sale (Goldberg Auctions, 5/2006), lot 3283.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535018)

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

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