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    1873-CC Arrows Quarter, Lovely MS64
    Ex: Eliasberg Collection
    One of Two Mint State Examples Known

    1873-CC 25C Arrows MS64 PCGS Secure. CAC. Ex: Battle Born Collection. A near-Gem example of the 1873-CC Arrows quarter with splendid eye appeal, this example was formerly offered in the Eliasberg Collection, and more recently it appeared in the historic Stack's Bowers offering of the Battle Born Collection of Carson City Mint coinage. Rose, heather, and pale lilac tones enliven well-struck and nicely preserved surfaces. Generous mint luster ranges from satiny and somewhat reflective on the obverse to fully frosty on the reverse.

    Variety: Briggs 1-A, the sole die pair known for the recorded mintage of 12,462 pieces.

    Population Data (4/15): PCGS reports one each in MS64, the present ex: Eliasberg-Battle Born coin, and MS65, the Norweb-Stellar coin, formerly in an MS65 NGC holder. NGC still shows that MS65 on its Census Report.

    Heritage Commentary: This is another coin that Gene Gardner upgraded (in this case, from his previous AU55 PCGS coin) after a search of about five years, when the incredible Battle Born Collection was offered in August 2012 by Stack's Bowers. This piece also shares a history with its 1873-CC No Arrows dime and quarter counterparts, all offered by Heritage in April 1999 as part of The Waldo E. Bolen, Jr. Collection of 1873-CC Coinage. All three pieces were, of course, earlier in the celebrated Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, the unique 1873-CC No Arrows dime being the last piece that Mr. Eliasberg needed to complete his collection, accomplished in November 1950.

    It is certainly to be hoped that some deep-pocketed bidder will strive to keep these famous and important 1873-CC coins in the Gardner Collection together, by being the highest bidder on each of them. Only time and the vagaries of the auction block will tell ...

    Consignor Commentary: There appear to be just two Uncirculated examples of this date, one from the Eliasberg Collection and one from the Norweb Collection. In this case the Norweb-Stellar coin is ranked finer, earlier graded MS65 by NGC, now graded MS65 PCGS and shown as such on PCGS' CoinFacts website. The current coin is the Eliasberg piece, MS64 PCGS. At the time he cataloged the collection, David Bowers graded the coin 63/65 -- a perfect reverse coupled with an obverse that showed a few stray marks. I concur with Bowers' observations and I guess PCGS does, too, averaging the two sides to come up with a grade of MS64. Truly a lovely coin, bright with abundant luster.

    Provenance: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg Collection (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1505; Waldo E. Bolen, Jr.; Waldo E. Bolen, Jr. Collection of 1873-CC Coinage / Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/1999), lot 5925; Superior (8/2002), lot 1635; Rusty Goe (5/2003); Battle Born Collection (Stack's Bowers, 8/2012), lot 11095.(Registry values: P9)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23VV, PCGS# 5492)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    12th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
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