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    1873 No Arrows, Open 3 Quarter, MS66
    Elusive and Beautifully Toned
    Ex: LaRiviere, Tied for Finest Certified

    1873 25C No Arrows, Open 3 MS66 PCGS. Briggs 1-A. Pale blue, mint, and violet tones invigorate the obverse, while the reverse shows richer crimson, gold, blue, and orange patina, and generous luster runs throughout both sides amid stunning eye appeal and excellent preservation. A coin that is basically mark-free.

    Variety: Briggs 1-A, showing the entire reverse legend recut.

    Population Data (4/15): PCGS reports four in MS66 with none finer, while the finest at NGC are one each in MS66 and MS66 Prooflike.

    Heritage Commentary: Mint State examples of this issue are available but rare. The Arrows coinage that was introduced later in the year was struck in an amount many times that of the Open 3 and Closed 3 No Arrows quarters. The last time we offered an MS66 PCGS example was in our San Francisco ANA Signature in July 2005, lot 10178, an untoned coin that realized a strong $14,950.

    Consignor Commentary: A beautiful, lustrous coin with lovely toning, well-struck, the dies showing almost no evidence of clashing.

    Provenance: Lucien LaRiviere Collection (Bowers and Merena, 5/2001), lot 1466, where the cataloger termed it "possibly the finest known of the date" (population 1 at the time).(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23UV, PCGS# 5485)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    12th Tuesday
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