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    Impressive Choice AU 1859-S Quarter

    1859-S 25C AU55 PCGS. Large S mintmark as always. Although it is just a Choice AU example, this piece is tied for the finest example of this date certified by PCGS, and NGC has only certified two in higher grades, both AU58. The 1859-S quarter is exceedingly rare in Mint State, if it even exists at that grade level. After 20 years of grading the most important numismatic properties, these grading services have yet to see the first fully Mint State example of this issue. This pleasing example has just a trace of wear on the highpoints, with essentially full silver luster and light gray color. Hints of pale gold toning are evident on each side. Although a few scattered marks are visible on each side, this is a splendid quality example in an older green-label holder. Population: 2 in 55, 0 finer (7/06).(Registry values: P8)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23TN, PCGS# 5450)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2006
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 23
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