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    1850 Quarter, Rim-Toned MS65
    Conditionally Rare

    1850 25C MS65 PCGS. CAC. Briggs 3-C. Some pale grayish-white areas remain in the center, ceding to somewhat deeper copper-violet patina nearer the rims. An attractively sharp strike and good luster make this Gem a compelling coin and a good bidding opportunity.

    Variety: Briggs 3-C, showing no special die characteristics other than the sharp strike on the stars.

    Population Data (9/15): PCGS reports this single piece in MS65 with one MS67 finer. NGC data show three submitted in MS65 and one MS66 finer.

    Heritage Commentary: Besides this nice Gem, Gene Gardner also owned a "wonder coin" (in his words, although we agree) MS67 NGC piece (now crossed over to MS67 PCGS). That "pop 1" coin brought $38,188 from a floor bidder in our Gardner Part I Signature (Heritage, 6/2014), lot 30368. But the present Gem is certainly no slouch aesthetically; Briggs rates Mint State examples at R.7, likely due to the massive melting of small-denomination silver coins in the early 1850s through 1853.

    Provenance: Purchased from Bill Nagle (7/2001).(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23T4, PCGS# 5415)

    Weight: 6.68 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    28th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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