||1820 25C Medium 0 MS64 NGC. CAC. B-3, R.3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This example is tied for the third finest of only six Mint State examples known of the scarce 1820 B-3 quarter dollar. There is only one die state known for the die marriage, with a cracked obverse and perfect reverse. The B-3 is the only variety from dies that were not used for any other 1820 die marriage. While two finer examples are known, this piece from the Eric P. Newman Collection is extraordinarily attractive, and it was chosen as the plate coin in Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint. Liberty has a cameo appearance exhibiting brilliant silver centers that contrast nicely with blue, gold, and iridescent toning at the peripheries. The reverse is also highly attractive with peripheral blue and rich gray-gold, complementing vivid orange-gold centers. 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 @ $12.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $29,375.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.