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    1875-S Seated Quarter, MS65
    Conditionally Rare

    1875-S 25C MS65 PCGS. Briggs 2-B. Orange and lavender iridescence combine with swirling mint frost over the minimally marked surfaces of this gorgeous Gem. Although the issue is often seen poorly struck, the devices on this piece are well-defined with a few softer areas. This coin offers strong visual appeal and nearly unsurpassed technical quality.

    Variety: Briggs 2-B. The small, open S mintmark appears just within the left edge of the arrow fletchings. Myriad die cracks around the obverse confirm that this coin represents one of the last examples from the 2-B die marriage before Obverse 2 was paired with Reverse C.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS reports seven submissions in MS65 with two finer. NGC has certified nine coins in MS65 with one finer.

    Heritage Commentary: From a mintage of 680,000 coins, examples remain available up to and including the MS64 grade level. In Gem condition, however, the issue becomes exceedingly elusive.

    Consignor Commentary: For what is regarded as the most common variety of a date rated among the easiest from San Francisco in the Seated quarter series, it proved elusive for me until I finally came up with this Gem, courtesy of Pinnacle Rarities. Common as it might be, this coin is gorgeous with lots of life. The reverse die does show the effects of much polishing. Part of the scroll has disappeared, and the outside lower leaves are almost gone, as are some of the feathers on the eagle's right (facing) wing. But overall, a real Gem.

    Provenance: Purchased from Pinnacle Rarities (6/2005).(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23UZ, PCGS# 5500)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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