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    1855 Arrows Quarter, Vividly Toned MS66
    'Compass Point' Reverse

    1855 25C Arrows MS66 PCGS. CAC. Briggs 3-C. Beautiful rose and aqua patina thoroughly covers both sides of this vivid Premium Gem type coin, showing a bold strike and excellent preservation. Top-notch eye appeal is present.

    Variety: Briggs 3-C. The date slopes down left to right, and the "Compass Point" reverse shows a circular area at the top of the first set of horizontal lines, which are incomplete.

    Population Data (9/15): PCGS shows four submissions in MS66 and a single MS67 finer, the latter a recent addition to the populations. NGC reports three each in MS66 and MS67 (one MS67+ ★ ). Of the seven submissions in MS66, this is the sole coin with the CAC green approval.

    Heritage Commentary: It is not uncommon for a collector, especially one so advanced as Gene Gardner, to purchase some top-grade pieces to "finish off" a collection shortly before retiring the set(s) and offering the coins, either publicly or privately. Even though this Premium Gem coin certainly needs no apologies, Gene Gardner owned it for a dozen years before purchasing an MS67 NGC coin to upgrade that slot. That piece brought $27,025 as lot 98342 in our Gardner Part III Signature (Heritage, 5/2015).

    Provenance: Purchased from National Rare Coins (9/2001).(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23U8, PCGS# 5435)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    28th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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