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    Attractive 1865 Quarter Pattern
    Judd-426, PR65 Brown

    1865 25C Quarter Dollar, Judd-426, Pollock-498, Low R.7, PR65 Brown NGC.
    Design.
    The obverse die is the traditional Liberty Seated design used for regular coinage in 1865. The reverse die features the familiar perched eagle design, with the addition of the scroll and motto IN GOD WE TRUST adopted for regular coinage in 1866. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    Commentary.
    The transitional pattern issues of this era are the cause of much controversy. It is possible that some examples were actually struck to test the dies adopted for use in 1866. However, it is clear that the bulk of the surviving population was coined for sale to collectors at a later date. In the Fewsmith Collection (Mason, 10/1870, lot 1330), the cataloger states that only 10 pieces were struck in copper. There are 12 or more examples known to collectors today. Perhaps the 10 pieces discussed in the Fewsmith sale are restrikes, and a couple more examples survive that are true die trial pieces.

    Physical Description.
    Sharply struck, with all devices crisply delineated. The reflective fields are a pleasing pale blue with golden-brown patina overall. NGC Census: 1 in PR65 Brown; 3 finer including a piece graded PR65 Red Ultra Cameo. PCGS Population: The only PR65 example of Judd-426 that PCGS has graded is designated Red and Brown; none are finer (12/08).

    Provenance.
    Ex: Corrado Romano Estate (Stack's, 6/1987), lot 857.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29JE, PCGS# 60611)


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