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    1864 Quarter, Rim-Toned MS67
    Near-Flawless Preservation

    1864 25C MS67 PCGS. CAC. Briggs 1-A. A beautifully struck and well-preserved coin showing untoned silver-white centers complementing sunset-orange and golden rim toning on surfaces that show nearly flawless preservation.

    Variety: Briggs 1-A. Die cracks appear from star 8 to cap to the right-side stars, accompanied by clashing on the reverse.

    Population Data (4/15): PCGS reports three in MS67 and one MS68 finer. NGC reports a lone MS67 in the finest slot.

    Heritage Commentary: We certainly do not believe that there is any mentionable detractor from the grade on this coin; in fact, it is certified in an early-generation blue-label PCGS holder and, were it not for a slight bit of field haze below ED S on the reverse, we might be inclined to believe it is undergraded. As it is, we feel the grade is highly appropriate, and the eye appeal is top-notch.

    Consignor Commentary: It is hard to believe PCGS has found a coin technically superior to this piece. As they say, this coin is "all there." The surfaces are brilliant, showing just a touch of light toning on the reverse, well-struck throughout with booming luster. The fields are smooth and unmarked. There is a noticeable die chip on Liberty's right thigh and a light die crack on the obverse from Liberty's toe to the rim. The reverse is lightly clashed. I am not skilled enough a grader to know how all this counts against the coin, but to the naked eye it seems close to perfect.

    Provenance: Bowers and Merena (5/2010), lot 2030.(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23TY, PCGS# 5459)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    May, 2015
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