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    1857 Quarter, MS68 ★
    A Coin of Exceptional Quality

    1857 25C MS68 ★ NGC. CAC. Brilliant mint luster over amply toned, beautifully preserved surfaces is the hallmark of this phenomenal MS68 1857 Seated quarter. The 1857 is a high-mintage date, struck to the extent of more than 9.6 million pieces. But in such exceptional condition, this coin inhabits another dimension of quality that few coins ever approach. Running inward from the obverse rim are light rings of lilac, amber, ice-blue, and pinkish-gray in the centers, while the reverse shows scattered pinkish-gray, light blue, and amber patina. The strike is fairly sharp overall, despite softness on a few obverse stars and some of the eagle's details below the shield. A simply exceptional coin, numerically tied with two other examples, one each at NGC and PCGS -- but this is the only Star-designated piece (9/13).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23TE, PCGS# 5442)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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