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    Glorious Superb Gem 1888-S Seated Quarter
    Finest-Graded at PCGS

    1888-S 25C MS67 PCGS. The popularity of this date among Seated quarter collectors is unflagging, due to its status as the only branch mint issue from the 1880s. While some catalogers have emphasized the rarity of the 1888-S (1.2 million pieces produced), it is actually one of the more readily obtainable issues in the entire series (per Larry Briggs, 1991). Superb Gems, however, are conditionally rare. Indeed, this specimen is the only MS67 and the single-finest example that PCGS has seen. The present coin is sharply struck with impeccably preserved, lustrous surfaces visited by whispers of golden-brown and lavender, joined by cobalt-blue on the reverse. Population: 1 in 67, 0 finer (6/08).(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23VN, PCGS# 5521)

    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 Dates
    Jul-Aug, 2008
    30th-3rd Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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