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    1869-S Quarter, Deeply Toned MS64
    One of the Finest Pieces Certified

    1869-S 25C MS64 PCGS. CAC. Only 76,000 quarters were struck for circulation in the westernmost mint in 1869, using only two die pairs. This piece shows a prominent die crack across the top of the obverse, identifying it as an Obverse 1 coin. While this may seem trivial on a Mint State coin, it is important to know on low-grade pieces because the mintmark was so weakly impressed into the die it sometimes is not immediately visible. As one would expect from a lower-mintage S-mint silver coin from this era, few were set aside, especially in high grade. The surfaces here are deeply toned with still-apparent strong, underlying mint luster. The obverse is curiously spotted, the specks of unknown origin. The reverse has more of a deep, mottled appearance. Well struck throughout. Population: 2 in 64, 1 finer (6/13).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 442N, PCGS# 5475)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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