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    1860-O Quarter Dollar, MS66
    The Sole Finest Certified

    1860-O 25C MS66 PCGS. CAC. Briggs 2-B. A lightly toned Premium Gem that displays glimpses of pastel blue, orange, and lilac color throughout. The surfaces are smooth and clean with only a planchet flaw (as made) to the left of the eagle's left (facing) wing. Sharply defined devices and illuminating luster further enhance the desirability of this unrivaled example.

    Variety: Briggs 2-B. The 1 in the date is centered below the point of the shield. The reverse shows a heavily polished, Large O mintmark.

    Population Data (7/14): This is the sole finest example certified at either service.

    Heritage Commentary: The New Orleans Mint issued 388,000 quarters before the outbreak of the Civil War brought an end to the coinage production. Only in 1891 would the issuance of O-mint quarters resume. Examples are generally found in circulated and lower Mint State grades, near-Gems are scarce, and Gems are rare. This piece, however, is simply unmatched.

    Consignor Commentary: Only one 1860-O graded MS66 by either service and this is it. The obverse is terrific, all stars are well-struck, and it must be an early die state as all denticles are sharply defined. The reverse die is heavily rusted. The mintmark shows heavy rust spots and is on its way to being polished to obliteration. There is a planchet flaw to the left of the eagle's left wing, with two pinpoint marks.

    Provenance: Purchased from Pinnacle Rarities (5/2006).(Registry values: P5)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23TR, PCGS# 5452)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    October, 2014
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