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    Prohibitively Rare Aluminum 1875 Seated Quarter
    Judd-1417, PR63 Ultra Cameo

    1875 25C Seated Quarter, Judd-1417, Pollock-1560, R.8, PR63 Ultra Cameo NGC. From regular dies with a reeded edge, but struck in aluminum. Such pieces are often described as die trial pieces, but since all circulating 1875 denominations are known in aluminum format, it appears that a couple of complete off-metal sets were produced. This is the first appearance of a Judd-1417 in a Heritage auction. The only known prior auction appearance within the last 50 years was as lot 63 in a September 1975 Bowers and Ruddy sale. The present specimen appears to be the same coin, distinguished by a cluster of gray flecks on the upper left obverse field. Intricately struck and unabraded. As is often the case for aluminum patterns, the white-on-black contrast is blatant and provides excellent eye appeal.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ABJ, PCGS# 61724)


    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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