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    1880 Seated Quarter, MS68
    Impeccable Preservation
    Sole Finest at PCGS

    1880 25C MS68 PCGS. This MS68 PCGS-certified 1880 Seated Liberty quarter is the sole finest graded of this issue at PCGS, a coin of unequalled quality and great aesthetic appeal. The business strike issues of many Seated Liberty silver coins were low throughout the 1880s, a complicated situation attributed to two factors: One was the incessant demand for Morgan dollars, as mandated by the Bland-Allison Act of 1878. The second was the resumption of specie payments in 1879 and monetary interexchangeability for the first time since the beginning of the Civil War. Much silver coinage that had been exported to Canada flowed back across the border to enter circulation, as the United States had successfully extinguished inflation. There was no longer a premium for silver coinage or gold coinage or for gold-backed paper currency.

    Radiant cartwheel luster appears on silver-white surfaces that are untoned on the obverse and orange-gold-rimmed on the reverse, showing impeccable preservation and a strike every bit as nice. Die lapping has effaced part of Liberty's torso area -- an effect we do not recall seeing previously -- and a tiny planchet flaw appears, as made, on Liberty's cheek. Neither of these affect the grade nor the high aesthetic appeal. Population: 1 in 68, 0 finer (3/14).(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23VC, PCGS# 5512)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    23rd-27th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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