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    Barber 1872 Amazonian Quarter
    Judd-1195, PR66 Cameo
    Finest Certified

    1872 25C Quarter Dollar, Judd-1195, Pollock-1335, Low R.7, PR66 Cameo NGC.
    Design.
    William Barber's Amazonian design with Liberty seated, facing left, her right hand touching the head of a spread-wing eagle, sword in left hand. Thirteen stars are on the upper portion of that side with the date below. The reverse has a reversed variant of the eagle seen on the obverse, denomination below, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around much of the perimeter on that side. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

    Commentary.
    Many students of U.S. pattern coinage consider the Amazonian design, which William Barber created, to be the most beautiful design ever created for a coin. It was a mere 18 years after they were coined that the Amazonian name first appeared in the catalog of Lorin Parmelee's Collection sold by New York Coin and Stamp in 1890.

    A roster of at least seven different examples appears at USPatterns.com, clearly indicating that there are many rarer pattern issues, but few that are more desirable. Two of those known examples are in museums, one at the Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, from the Byron Reed Collection, and the other at the ANA Museum in Colorado Springs, from the Harry Bass Collection.

    Physical Description.
    A dazzling Cameo proof, this Premium Gem exhibits fully brilliant silver surfaces with a subtle frame of peripheral gold toning. Both sides have deeply and fully mirrored fields around the brilliant and lustrous devices. Aside from faint hairlines, tiny contact marks, and minuscule lint marks, the surfaces are pristine. The numerically finest certified at either service, and the only Cameo certified (11/08).

    Provenance.
    Ex: Stack's (10/2003), lot 1070.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A67, PCGS# 61466)


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