||1825/4 25C MS63+ NGC. B-2, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1825/4 B-2 variety is one of three die marriages struck in 1825. It is known as the "1825, 5 over 4" type in the Guide Book, increasing the demand for this popular overdate. The obverse was used to strike the 1825 B-2, then it was lapped to produce the B-3 die marriage. The obverse shows star 13 lower than the bottom curls, in contrast to B-1, where star 13 points to the upper edge of the curls. Star 8 is farther from the cap on B-2 and B-3 than on B-1. On the B-2 reverse, the scroll begins under the left side of the D in UNITED and ends under the right foot of the first A in AMERICA. The I in PLURIBUS is under the left foot of the second T in STATES. The arrow feather is almost directly over the right tip of the 2 in 25C; the olive stem is over the right side of the C. This was the only use of this reverse. The present Newman Collection coin was struck from Die State P (perfect dies), according to the die study in Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint, describing and illustrating the key die stages. The Green-Newman specimen is the plate coin showing the perfect state of the reverse die. The last stage results in a full cud from approximately 4 to 5 o'clock on the reverse. For some unknown reason, a large number of high-grade examples of the 1825 B-2 quarter survive. This example, grading MS63+ NGC, falls outside the Rea-Koenings-Haroutunian Condition Census, which is 66-65 (multiples). The obverse is toned a medium gray-blue, with light silver and gold over Liberty's face and hair. Scattered marks are noted under the toning, and the strike is quite sharp overall. The reverse is light silver and gold in the central area with grayish-blue toning circling the outside in the devices. Census: 12 in 63+, 15 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 @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
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