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    1872 Seated Quarter, MS67
    Extraordinary Example
    Sole Finest at Both Services

    1872 25C MS67 NGC. Briggs 2-B. An extraordinary example of this difficult Seated quarter issue. The surfaces are sparkling and semiprooflike beneath a significant overlay of sea-green and cobalt-blue toning, with reddish-tinged borders. Truly mesmerizing quality that would be all but impossible to duplicate. The coin's strike definition is razor-sharp on all design elements save for a few of the obverse stars.

    Variety: Briggs 2-B. The date slopes upward slightly; faint die lines emerge near Liberty's hand and the upper-right shield border. On the reverse, per Briggs: "Many horizontal die scratches across the upper part of the vertical lines in the shield. Heavy scratches from eagle's neck to right wing."

    Population Data (7/14): This is the single finest example at NGC and PCGS combined, the only MS67 at either service. PCGS shows a single MS66 lower, and NGC two in MS66.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1872 quarters are well-struck overall but more elusive in high grade than their mintage of 182,000 pieces might indicate. Many were likely melted in the silver melt of 1873. The average certified example is only Choice XF.

    Provenance: Purchased from Bill Nagle (7/2001).(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23UR, PCGS# 5481)

    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 Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    27th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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