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    William Barber's Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar

    1870 25C Quarter Dollar, Judd-882, Pollock-980, High R.7, PR64 PCGS. This is the Seated Liberty design prepared by William Barber, the Mint's chief engraver after the passing of James Longacre, and an engraver who prepared many different pattern designs. Was he working with higher mint authorities producing items for sale to collectors, or was he just a pawn in the money making schemes of these officials? We may never know the answer. What we do know, however, is that this was a time of extensive coinage and pattern production, including many restrikes from earlier times. The present quarter dollar is a lovely and Choice proof with pale heather surfaces.(#61126) (NGC ID# 29WP, PCGS# 61126)

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    August, 2004
    18th-21st Wednesday-Saturday
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