||1820 25C Small 0 MS66+ NGC. B-4, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Five die varieties are known for the 1820 quarters, and three different date sizes are identified. Specifically, the 0 appears as large, medium, or small on the various quarters of this date. The Small 0 has that digit the same size as the adjacent 2. The Eric P. Newman 1820 B-4 quarter is the finest known example, slightly finer than the MS66 Eliasberg specimen. For all five varieties, NGC has also certified an MS66 Star example that is offered above, and two MS67 submissions (10/13). This piece is the plate coin in the Browning reference that was published when Eric P. Newman was 14 years old, and it is the plate coin in Early Quarter Dollars, published when Newman was 99 years old. Beautiful, variegated album-toning appears on this Premium Gem, as it does on many of the early quarters from the Newman Collection. These coins were stored for several decades in Wayte Raymond albums, resulting in this gorgeous toning. Typical of most of these coins, the obverse toning approaches the center and the reverse toning is limited to the periphery. The obverse of this splendid quarter exhibits peripheral blue, magenta, and orange-gold, with bright silver-gray at the center. The reverse is mostly light gray with a thin ring of steel-blue and delicate gold. A very slight weakness of strike appears only on the eagle's claws, with all other aspects of the design showing bold details. 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 $41,125.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.