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    1873 Arrows Quarter, Pristine MS67
    Sole Finest Certified of the Date

    1873 25C Arrows MS67 PCGS. CAC. Lovely multicolor patina and pristine preservation are the hallmarks of this immaculate Superb Gem dating from the year 1873, one of the most interesting and historic in the annals of U.S. numismatics.

    Population Data (4/15): This piece is the sole MS67 at either service, trailed by 15 submissions in MS66 (one MS66+) at PCGS, and three MS66 at NGC.

    Heritage Commentary: Gene Gardner searched for about five years before he found this piece to upgrade his earlier MS64 example, a beautiful coin in its own right.

    Consignor Commentary: Exceptional coins sometimes turn up in the most unusual places. This coin appeared in an auction conducted by Alex Cooper auctioneers in Baltimore, an auction firm known more for handling oriental carpets than coins. Only diligent sleuthing by Bill Nagle alerted me to its presence. The coin was auctioned raw and came out of an estate collection from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, where it had remained in obscurity for more than 40 years. It was submitted once to PCGS and instantly became the finest known of the date. There is no question the grade is merited. It doesn't take a very sophisticated eye to immediately feel the presence of its flawless, pristine surfaces and beautiful unblemished toning. What a find. It is events like this that set a numismatist's blood racing.

    Provenance: Purchased from Alex Cooper in Baltimore (1/2012), lot 351.(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23VU, PCGS# 5491)

    Weight: 6.25 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
    May, 2015
    12th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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