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    1871 Near-Gem Proof Standard Silver
    Quarter Struck in Silver, Judd-1090

    1871 25C Standard Silver Quarter Dollar, Judd-1090, Pollock-1226, High R.7, PR64 NGC.
    Design.
    The obverse is Longacre's Indian Princess design, in a starless field with date 1871 in exergue. The reverse shows 25 / CENTS surrounded by a wreath of corn and cotton, with STANDARD at the upper rim. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

    Commentary.
    A posthumous design apparently implemented by Mint Chief Engraver William Barber after his predecessor's death on January 1, 1869. USPatterns.com estimates that a half-dozen examples of this popular silver variant are known. The Pollock reference notes that this piece weighs 92.1 grains, with diameter of 0.953 in. and die alignment of about 170 degrees (rotated slightly from coin turn).

    Physical Description.
    The well-contrasted surfaces on this near-Gem show silver-white coloration tinged with pinkish-gold that is more prominent toward the rim. NGC Census: 2 in PR64, 1 PR67 finer. These 3 specimens are the only pieces certified at either PCGS or NGC (12/08).

    Provenance.
    Ex: King Farouk; Palace Collections of Egypt (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 1879; Sol Kaplan; Stack's private treaty.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.
    (NGC ID# 2A3S, PCGS# 61349)


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