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    1855 Seated Quarter, MS67+ ★
    Short-Lived Arrows Design
    Ex: Eric P. Newman

    1855 25C Arrows MS67+ ★ NGC. The mintage of 1855 Arrows quarters was far smaller than the 1853 Arrows and Rays or the 1854 Arrows quarters, at 2.8 million pieces. The smaller mintage, combined with the fact that the novelty of the slightly different design had probably worn off the collecting public, means that today the 1855 is the scarcest Philadelphia Arrows issue.

    The coin offered here is one of just four examples graded MS67 by NGC and PCGS combined, and the only one with the Plus and Star designations (6/17). This piece traces its history to the fabulous collection of Eric P. Newman, one of the most valuable numismatic gatherings of all time. And what a superlative coin it is! Generous luster runs over each side, complementing gold, amber, lilac, and ice-blue hues, with a bit of silver-gray remaining in the central obverse. The Star designation for superior eye appeal is fully merited, as we cannot conceive of a finer example, either technically or aesthetically. This coin would fit nicely into a type set, but many collectors who simply collect beautiful coins, regardless of series, should also be bidding fiercely on this piece. Census: 3 in 67 (1 in 67+ ), 0 finer (6/17).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society; Newman Collection, Part II (Heritage, 11/2013), lot 33371, realized $41,125.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 23U8, PCGS# 5435)

    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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    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
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