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    1919-S Quarter, MS66+ Full Head
    Condition Census Rarity

    1919-S 25C MS66+ Full Head PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The 1919-S is a celebrated semikey and strike rarity in the Standing Liberty quarter series. In Gem and finer Full Head grades, this issue is one of the rarest in the series. Only the 1918/7-S (unknown in Gem Full Head) and the 1927-S are notably rarer in this condition, and the 1919-S is about equal in rarity in these grades to the 1919-D. Above MS65, Full Head coins become major "stoppers," and the appearance of one at auction is a headlining event.

    Although we have been privileged to handle both of the MS67 Full Head PCGS coins in recent years, we have not seen a Premium Gem Full Head piece since the MS66 Full Head PCGS coin that appeared in our June 2005 Long Beach Signature, which realized $48,875. No coin in this grade has been offered by any auction house since 2006.

    The Simpson coin is one of two Plus-graded MS66 Full Heads at PCGS -- its "twin" is housed in the High Desert PCGS Registry Set, according to PCGS. This piece displays the usual satin luster, but it is beautifully preserved beneath a tint of light golden color. The obverse is clearly from a new die, with no lapping, clashing, or obvious metal flow; the reverse shows extensive die polishing lines in the fields, as is typically the case with this issue. Liberty's head is sharp, complementing boldly rendered inner shield lines. The outer shield rivets are slightly as as always, but the stars and date stand in contrast with sharpness akin to that of the head. The reverse shows minor softness on the leading edge of the eagle's left (facing) wing, and the right hand border stars are slightly weakened by die lapping. This is a Condition Census example of the 1919-S quarter in Full Head. Semikey Standing Liberty quarters of this caliber rarely appear at auction, and we anticipate lively activity when this beautiful piece crosses the auction block. Population: 8 in 66 (2 in 66+) Full Head, 2 finer. CAC: 1 in 66, 1 finer (7/21).
    Ex: Chicago Collection; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2003), lot 6877; Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2005), lot 7026.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 243D, PCGS# 5733)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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