Description

    Rare 1853-O Arrows and Rays Quarter, MS64

    1853-O 25C Arrows and Rays MS64 PCGS. Larry Briggs recent series update in the Coin Dealer Newsletter called this issue "fairly easy to locate in all grades AG-XF; AU coins very scarce and Mint State coins downright rare." The one-year type with the Rays reverse shows a curiosity of the issue, as the large O mintmark lies over the rays underneath. Like many examples, the present near-Gem displays a "halo" effect around many of the devices, an attempt, per Briggs, to reengrave the dies to prolong their life. The obverse die nonetheless appears in an advanced state. Aside from the prominent halo effect on the right-side stars, an extremely bold die clash runs from Liberty's lower curls through the pole and upraised forearm. A couple of wispy die cracks appear elsewhere on that side.
    Considerable luster emanates from surfaces that show little post-strike contact. The coloration is largely silver-gold, with daubs of jade, ochre, and mauve more visible on the reverse. A prize for the Seated quarter, type, or New Orleans specialists, and among the finest at PCGS. Population: 5 in 64, 0 finer (11/09).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 23U5, PCGS# 5428)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    6th-10th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 684

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 28 days left to consign to the 2018 February 21 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you so much, everything went great with Heritage selling the coins.
    Frankie F.,
    North Bergen, NJ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 7 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 7 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $6,945,104
    2017 December 7 - 8 HKINF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2017 December 7 - 8 HKINF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED SO FAR $4,472,750
    2017 December 6 - 8 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2017 December 6 - 8 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,011,463