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    1872 Amazonian Quarter in Copper
    Judd-1196, PR67 Brown

    1872 25C Quarter Dollar, Judd-1196, Pollock-1336, Low R.7, PR67 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's Amazonian design. Liberty is armed with a long sword and a Federal shield, and her hand touches a defiant eagle. The reverse depicts an eagle and shield, with the eagle larger and the shield smaller than their obverse counterparts. The eagle clutches the arrows of war, but no olive branch or other peace symbol is present. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. In addition to copper, examples were also struck in silver and aluminum. This design is considered one of the most beautiful ever made by the U.S. Mint. This design was issued in sets containing a quarter, half dollar, and silver dollar. The Amazonian name dates to the 1890 Lorin Parmelee Collection, sold by New York Coin and Stamp, and the name is generally attributed to David Proskey. The first occurrence of this design in auction is believed to be in Cogan's May 1877 sale, lots 738 to 740, where a silver set sold for $31.00. Yes, that is a significant amount for the time. USPatterns.com traces nine individual copper pieces (possibly only eight since two may be duplicates). This ocean-blue and rose-red piece is well struck save for selected portions of the obverse eagle. The preservation is outstanding aside from minute obverse flecks and a few wispy grazes on the date.
    Ex: U.S. Coins Auction (Stack's, 6/1994), part of lot 1066; ANA National Money Show Auction (Stack's, 3/2002), lot 973, as PCGS PR65 Red and Brown; The Orlando Sale (Stack's, 1/2007), lot 1038, part of three-coin set, as NGC PR66 Brown.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A68, PCGS# 61467)


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