||1805 25C XF45 NGC. CAC. B-4, Low R.4. The 5 in 25 overlaps the fletchings, and the nearby C touches the tail feathers. Defective punches, missing the left foot, were used for the T in LIBERTY and the 1 in the date. Such mint blunders increase the appeal of early silver coinage. This scarce variety Draped Bust quarter is refreshingly unabraded and deeply toned sea-green and steel-blue. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4,993.75 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.