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    1849 Seated Quarter, MS65
    'Compass Point' Reverse, Tied for Finest

    1849 25C MS65 NGC. Briggs 1-A. A boldly struck and carefully preserved Gem example of the conditionally challenging 1845 Seated quarter date, showing superbly detailed devices throughout. Shimmering pale peach-gold obverse and rich crimson and lilac reverse tones highlight the clean, lustrous surfaces, while bold, reflective cobalt patina covers portions of both fields. Certified in an NGC "no-line fatty" holder.

    Variety: Briggs 1-A. Compass Point reverse, so named for the large, circular incomplete area at the top of the leftmost vertical shield stripes. An early die state of the variety, with only traces of the usually encountered peripheral die cracks found throughout the reverse legend.

    Population Data (4/15): This MS65 example is tied with two other submissions at NGC for finest. PCGS has certified a single Gem in its finest position.

    Heritage Commentary: The narrative for the 1849 Seated quarter is similar to other P-mints from the decade: common in low grades, scarce in AU, and very rare in Mint State. Certified examples average AU or a tad better. The Compass Point variety is another one that can be found among circulated coins.

    Provenance: Portland Signature (Heritage, 3/2004), lot 5638.(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23T2, PCGS# 5413)

    Weight: 6.68 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    May, 2015
    12th Tuesday
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