1870 25C Quarter Dollar, Judd-886, Pollock-985, High R.7, ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1870 Quarter in Aluminum
1870 25C Quarter Dollar, Judd-886, Pollock-985, High R.7, PR67+
Deep Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The William Barber design
for a seated Liberty on a large rock with extensive drapery is
among his most popular creations, an original design that does not
appear overtly derivative, even though to some viewers it might
faintly recall the Soho Mint one- and twopence designs of 1797. The
stars are all equidistant, with the Phrygian cap and top of
Liberty's head also equally spaced between stars. The reverse is
the regular quarter dollar dies for the year. Struck in aluminum
with a reeded edge.
Judd-886, PR67+ Deep Cameo
Fewer than a half-dozen examples are known of this pattern, another creation certainly sold in complete-metal sets rather than for any real thought of the Mint actually making quarters, halves, and dollars out of the difficult aluminum metal. The present PR67+ Deep Cameo example is a wonderful coin with essentially no flaws. A couple of tiny dark flecks in the right obverse field serve as pedigree markers. Deeply mirrored fields provide stark contrast against the well-frosted devices. Some of the right-side-obverse dentils are weakly struck up, from about 12 to 4 o'clock. A hair-thin curved mark rises from the top of Liberty's head. Some planchet roughness appears on the reverse below the eagle's wings. This is the sole Deep Cameo at PCGS and numerically the finest at either service (8/20).
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535387)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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