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    1872 Quarter Eagle in Copper
    Judd-1233, PR64 Brown

    1872 $2 1/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-1233, Pollock-1375, R.8, PR64 Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The regular-issue quarter eagle dies. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. USPatterns.com writes that fewer than four examples of Judd-1233 are confirmed. Two are certified PR64 Brown at PCGS, and there is another PR64 Brown grading event at NGC (4/20). One example surfaced in the King Farouk Collection in 1954. Another appearance occurred in Bowers and Ruddy's Fairfield Collection sale (10/1977), lot 110. The Fairfield coin reappeared for sale in Bowers and Ruddy's Rare Coin Review, No. 33 (4/1979). It may be that the Farouk coin and the Fairfield coin are one and the same. It may also be that this Choice proof is the Farouk piece. But upon examining the Fairfield plates, this coin does not appear to match the one offered in those two late-1970s sales. Steve Ivy Rare Coin Co. offered what was described as a Gem proof Judd-1233 in the January 1976 fixed price listing, which does not appear to match either the Fairfield coin or this one. However, making any sort of definitive determination is impossible based on the quality of the plates. What we can say with absolute certainty is that any example of the Judd-1233 1872 quarter eagle in copper is a major rarity. Probably only two or three exist. This deep brown representative retains flashes of original mint red color in the hidden areas. A microscopic tick above the dentils at star 4 is the only pedigree marker.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61505)


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