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    Extremely Rare Doubled Die Obverse
    1970-D Quarter, FS-102
    Discovery Coin, Cherrypickers' Cover Coin

    1970-D 25C Doubled Die Obverse MS65 PCGS. FS-102. Cherrypickers' calls this variety "extremely rare, with only two reported to date." The obverse legends are unusually thick, especially LIBERTY, due to obverse die doubling. Satiny and well struck with a mark-free appearance and moderate autumn-gold and powder-blue toning. The present example is the discovery coin for the variety, and is the coin photographed on page 213 of Cherrypickers' Fourth Edition Volume II. It is also the coin photographed on the front cover of that reference, along with five other varieties including the 1944-D FS-901 half dollar discovered by the present cataloger in 2003.
    Seller is donating a portion of their proceeds, and Heritage is donating the same portion of the Buyer's Premium, from the sale of this lot to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. See page 3 for details. (Variety PCGS# 146083, Base PCGS# 5886)

    Weight: 5.67 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel (Over Copper Center)


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

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    January, 2012
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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