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    1871 Quarter, Colorful MS67+
    Spectacular High-Grade Example
    Finest With CAC Approval

    1871 25C MS67+ PCGS. CAC. Briggs 4-C. A razor-sharp strike and flowing, generous luster immediately mark this piece as a standout coin, and that is even before mention is made of the spectacular color. Silver-white centers are surrounded by copper-amber and medium sky-blue concentric toning nearer the rims. Even in so prestigious an assemblage as the Gardner Collection, there are some coins that are virtually guaranteed to incite bidding wars at a minimum, and this is one such coin. Astute bidders will be prepared with their most liberal estimates (and Bid Protection might be in order, as well).

    Variety: Briggs 4-C. The BER in LIBERTY has been completely polished away. The final 1 in the date (and possibly the 7) has been recut at the base.

    Population Data (5/14): This MS67+ PCGS piece is surpassed by only a single MS68 at PCGS. This piece was formerly in an MS67 NGC holder that was the finest graded at NGC. The current finest at NGC is one MS66.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1871 Seated quarters were struck to the extent of 118,200 circulation strikes, neither particularly large nor overly small within the context of the series and the decade. It was, nonetheless, the largest Philadelphia Mint issue of the denomination since the 1863. Average certified examples of the issue, however, are about AU50.

    Not only is this piece the finest graded 1871 Seated quarter to have the CAC approval, but the second-highest are two in MS64.

    Consignor Commentary: [Mr. Gardner wrote of this coin as MS67 NGC]. Just two Superb Gems have been graded for this date, an MS68 at PCGS and this marvelous MS67 from NGC. No coins have been graded MS66 at either service. Unblemished gorgeous toning gives this coin spectacular eye appeal.

    Provenance: Purchased from Larry Whitlow (6/2009).(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23UM, PCGS# 5478)

    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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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    23rd Monday
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