Description

    Toned 1870 Standard Silver Quarter
    Judd-895, PR64 ★

    1870 25C Standard Silver Quarter Dollar, Judd-895, Pollock-1002, Low R.7, PR64 ★ NGC.
    Design.
    The Liberty Head obverse, with no star on the tiara. IN GOD WE TRUST is on a scroll below the portrait. On the reverse an open agricultural wreath encloses 25 CENTS, date 1870 below. STANDARD is at the upper rim. Struck in silver with a plain edge.

    Commentary.
    Another plain-edge rarity, ranked as Low R.7 (seven to 12 pieces known). NGC and PCGS combined have certified 15 pieces, less duplicates.

    Physical Description.
    Generous washes of turquoise cover most of the obverse, accompanied by smaller swaths of lilac and silver. The reverse shows similar hues with a larger untoned central area. NGC has certified this single PR64 Star, plus two PR65s and one PR67 Cameo (10/08). There are 11 certified at PCGS.

    Provenance.
    Ex: Greater New York Numismatic Convention Sale (Stack's, 4/1988), lot 832.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two. (NGC ID# 6NR9, PCGS# 61139)


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

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    January, 2009
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