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    Choice Proof 1834 Bust Quarter, B-2, R.7
    Same Die Pairing as in the King of Siam Set

    1834 25C PR64 NGC. B-2, R.7 as a Proof. We believe that no more than 10-15 examples of the 1834 Capped Bust quarter exist in proof format, probably closer to the lower number. The B-2 die pairing is the same as the example in the King of Siam proof set. Steve M. Tompkins offers interesting comments in Early United States Quarters 1796-1838 concerning the reverse die:

    "Along with several other known proofs, this combination of dies was used in striking the example found in the King of Siam presentation proof set.
    "This reverse may have been produced especially for use with the above mentioned presentation sets. The central eagle master hub is distinctly different than all others in the small diameter series. The right wing is much taller and all of the eagle's feathers are in different positions. The lines and stripes are engraved at a slight angle as compared to all the other reverses as well. There is a possibility that this reverse may have been engraved by Christian Gobrecht and not William Kneass. Mint documentation for this has not been found, but due to the different style of engraving it is apparent that Kneass was not the engraver."


    This near-Gem proof example is fully struck, with light pinkish-gold and blue patina overall. There are no impairments or distractions worthy of mention. An important prize for early quarter specialists. Census: 6 in 64, 3 finer (9/11).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 5331, which realized $33,350.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27HD, PCGS# 5382)

    Weight: 6.74 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    October, 2011
    13th-16th Thursday-Sunday
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