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Lot 33346

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Type Coin
Title Lot 33346
Date 1825/4/3
Country U.S.
Service Catalog # 5336
Denomination 25C
Description 1825/4/3 25C MS66+ S NGC. B-3, R.3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1825/4 B-3 represents the second use of this overdated obverse die. This is the "1825, 5 over 4" type as listed in the Guide Book, for the many collectors who assemble sets by those major varieties. Steve M. Tompkins, in Early United States Quarters 1796-1838, suggests that the obverse die was heavily lapped between its previous use with the B-2 and its next use with the B-3: {blockquote}"After the lapping, the curve of the 2 disappears and the remnants of the 4 [are] much more prominent. The point of the underlying 4 digit can be seen sticking out of the left side of the upright of the 5, as well as more of the crossbar can be seen inside the loop of the 5. This has caused the B-3 die marriage to be called a 5 over 4. The remnant of either the 2 or the upright of the 4 is visible from the upper curve of the 5 to the flag of the 5 on all stages and in both die marriages, and the end of the crossbar from the 4 is visible sticking out of the right outside curve of the 5."{/blockquote} The 1825/4 B-3 die marriage was created by using the relapped B-2 obverse die and mating it with a new reverse die. On the B-3 reverse, the scroll begins between the E and D in UNITED and ends under the right foot of the first A in AMERICA. The I in PLURIBUS is under the space between the A and T in STATES. The arrow feather is almost over the right tip of the 2 in 25C and the olive stem is over the right side of the C. This coin was stuck from the perfect state of the dies. This is the plate coin in the Rea-Peterson-Karoleff-Kovach Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint. This piece is also the Browning plate coin, hailing before the Green acquisition from the collection of early quarters pioneer-researcher Ard W. Browning. The Newman Collection coin, MS66+ S by NGC, is the finest graded for both the die marriage and the date (10/13). This is another spectacularly toned early quarter. The obverse is attractively toned with blue on the outside surrounding lustrous gray and gold centers. The reverse is mostly a medium silver-gray, with blue and gold toning around the peripheral areas. Ex: U.S. Coin Co. (1913); Ard W. Browning; "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. Realized $38,187.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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