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    1854-O 'Huge O' Seated Quarter, AU50
    Hugely Popular Guide Book Variety

    1854-O 25C Arrows, Huge O, Briggs 1-A, FS-501, AU50 NGC. Seldom seen any finer than VF, this popular variety has its own listing in the Guide Book. The Huge O was likely handcut into the reverse die, to strengthen a shallow and disappearing regular mintmark. In describing the typical Huge O coin, Larry Briggs says, "Comes with pale washed out luster in high grades as if 'dipped to death.'" The present coin actually shows a trace of mint luster, with sharply defined motifs. The Huge O is scarce in XF condition and rare in About Uncirculated -- remarkably, the variety remains unknown in Mint State. Together, the grading services report only nine AU50 or finer coins. NGC Census: 2 in 50, 4 finer (1/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 395933, Base PCGS# 5434)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    April, 2020
    23rd-26th Thursday-Sunday
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