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    1851 Seated Quarter, MS65
    Scarcer Philadelphia Issue

    1851 25C MS65 PCGS. CAC. Briggs 1-A. Rich olive-gray and subtle amber hues blanket radiant, satiny luster on each side of this boldly struck, nearly unabraded Gem. Close examination reveals some light, diagonal roller marks across Liberty's figure, though the overall eye appeal is nonetheless excellent.

    Variety: Briggs 1-A, with vertical lines 1 and 2 of the reverse shield penetrating the horizontal stripes. A heavy spine (die scratch) protruding from the dentil above the E in AMERICA further confirms the die pair.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS has certified just seven coins in this grade and only one finer; NGC has seen only three pieces in this grade, also with one finer.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1851 Seated quarter had a mintage of 160,000 pieces, but it was issued during the height of the California Gold Rush when silver coins were being hoarded and, in many cases, melted for their bullion content. Surviving examples are elusive in any grade, and Mint State pieces are true rarities.

    Provenance: Main Line Coin & Stamp (8/2012).(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23T6, PCGS# 5417)

    Weight: 6.68 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    27th Monday
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