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    1862 Quarter, MS67
    Tied for Finest at PCGS
    Single Finest at CAC

    1862 25C MS67 PCGS. CAC. Briggs 3-C. Light caramel-gold toning adorns the obverse, aside from a blush of blue-green along the left margin. The reverse displays similar but deeper shades. The strike is needle-sharp. The lustrous surfaces are essentially pristine, aside from a solitary thin vertical mark on Liberty's waist. Certified in an old green label holder.

    Variety: Briggs 3-C. The right side of the first digit in the date lines up with line 7 in the shield, and on the reverse QUAR is recut.

    Population Data (5/14): PCGS lists three as MS67 with none finer. NGC shows one as MS67 with one finer as MS68. Among those coins, only the present Superb Gem has a CAC seal.

    Heritage Commentary: The mintage of 932,000 pieces is less than one-fifth the prior year's production. By 1862, it was clear that the Civil War would continue for some time. A flood of Federal paper money was introduced to pay for war efforts, and silver coin became scarce as it was increasingly hoarded.

    Consignor Commentary: What a wonderful coin, wonderful natural toning, wonderful luster, and wonderful strike. No lines, marks or spots to mention. A hypnotically perfect coin for collectors like me who prize natural toning.

    Provenance: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2007), lot 3162.(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23TV, PCGS# 5456)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    June, 2014
    23rd Monday
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