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Lot 33344

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Type Coin
Title Lot 33344
Date 1825/2
Country U.S.
Service Catalog # 5337
Denomination 25C
Description 1825/2 25C MS64 S NGC. CAC. B-1, R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Three die varieties are known for 1825 quarters, used to produce 168,000 coins. The two known obverse dies are both overdates, and are listed in the Guide Book. The Browning-1 die pair is the rarest of the three varieties, and the Eric P. Newman specimen is the finer of only two known Mint State pieces. The other Mint State example is the MS63 PCGS Eliasberg specimen, now part of the Gene Gardner Collection. There are also about a dozen AU survivors known. This coin has never been offered before. The Eliasberg-Gardner specimen has been off the market for 16 years, and will likely remain unavailable for many more years. The overdate on this obverse is plain and it is clearly a 2. On the other obverse, the overdate is uncertain. Struck from perfect dies with no evidence of the late-state reverse die crack, this lovely near-Gem displays rings of blue and gold on the obverse while the reverse is exceptional, with greenish- and reddish-gold, alongside cobalt-blue. Census: 11 in 64 S, 4 finer (10/13). 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 $47,000.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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