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    1914 Barber Quarter, PR68
    Tied for Highest Graded
    Ex: Hugon Collection

    1914 25C PR68 NGC. This spectacular, deeply mirrored Superb Gem proof 1914 Barber quarter is hairline- and contact-free. The obverse shows significant toning with a light golden center turning crimson and then cobalt-blue toward the margin. The reverse, on the other hand, is mostly brilliant with a thin ring of russet and blue patina around the periphery.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS has seen four PR68 examples with none finer. NGC reports 10 PR68 with none finer.

    Heritage Commentary: John C. Hugon managed the difficult task of assembling complete sets of Barber dimes, quarter, and half dollars in high-grade Mint State and proof formats. In the foreword to the Hugon Collection catalog offering from Heritage, Phil Carrigan, president of the Barber Collectors Society, had this to say about John Hugon's Barber coinage:

    "The business strike portion of the collection has so many Superb Gem Mint State example, one can easily overlook a 'lowly' Gem specimen. If one recalls the great Barber collections sold at auction in recent times, Hugon has captured so many great coins with Eliasberg, Price, Pryor, and Queller provenances. But his collection also contains additional coins that set an independent level of excellence for a specific date and mint."

    Provenance: John C. Hugon Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 4196.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 242W, PCGS# 5700)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    27th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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