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    1856 Quarter, Beautifully Toned MS66
    Tied for the Finest Certified

    1856 25C MS66 PCGS. CAC. Collectors of Gem type coins would be well-advised to take note of this fully frosted Premium Gem 1856 No Motto Seated quarter. The richly frosted, smooth surfaces are originally toned in rose-gray, gold, and sea-green patina. The design elements are quite well-detailed for the issue, save for the obverse stars and the lower portion of the eagle. An area of die polishing appears above the eagle's head, as struck, and not in the least distracting.

    Population Data (5/14): PCGS and NGC combined have certified just 18 pieces in MS66 (10 and eight, respectively), with none finer.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1856 quarter is a high-mintage issue, having more than 7 million pieces struck, and it is available in grades through MS64. In Gem condition, however, the date becomes scarce, and finer pieces are rarely encountered.

    Consignor Commentary: Interestingly, on the reverse the top, abbreviated horizontal shield line is curved, and vertical lines 1 and 2 extend to the second horizontal crossbar. The coin itself is not fully struck up, but the fields are smooth with only one noticeable mark (on the reverse below the first S in STATES). The luster is good, as is the eye appeal, and there are no die cracks in evidence.

    Provenance: Pittsburgh Signature (Heritage, 8/2004), lot 4019.(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23TB, PCGS# 5438)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    23rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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