|1820 25C Large 0 MS66 S NGC. B-2, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The Philadelphia Mint produced 127,444 quarters in 1820 from five die marriages. Although the B-2 die pair is the most plentiful of the year, only about a dozen Mint State examples survive, and this Eric P. Newman example is easily the finest of those pieces, clearly finer than two MS65 examples that are tied for second finest. The Newman specimen is a gorgeous Premium Gem that is the Browning plate coin, and it is plated in Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint. NGC has only certified two finer 1820 quarters for all five varieties. In fact, two MS67 examples, this MS66 S, and the MS66+ B-4 quarter offered below are the top four pieces for the date in the NGC Census (10/13). PCGS has never certified an 1820 quarter finer than MS66. This boldly defined Capped Bust quarter exhibits steel-blue and gray patina with reddish-gold highlights. The reverse is similar with light to medium silver-gray patina within peripheral gold and blue toning. This delightful example exhibits perfect dies as do all survivors. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $38,187.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.