||1828 25C MS65 S NGC. CAC. B-2, Low R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The year 1828 was the last year that the large-diameter Bust quarters were struck. Four die marriages were produced in the year, from a total mintage of 102,000 quarters. The obverse die from the 1828 B-2 marriage was used twice more as well, for the B-1 and B-3. Star 1 is closer to the bust than it is on B-4, and stars 7, 9, 10, and 13 are repunched. The reverse shows the scroll beginning under the left edge of the D in UNITED and ending under the right tip of the first A in STATES. The I in PLURIBUS is under the left foot of the first T in STATES. The arrowhead and upper arrow shaft have been retooled to correct defective portions. A die mark runs from the lowest arrowhead into the left field. The obverse die is perfect; the reverse shows a die crack from the top left of the E in UNITED to the rim. This specimen graded MS65 S is the finest certified example of this Low R.5 die marriage by some margin. It is also the Browning plate coin and is from the Browning reference collection. The obverse is toned in dappled shades of blue, purple, green, and gold, with much of Liberty toned a medium gray. The lustrous reverse displays light silver-gold in the centers with gold and blue tones on the peripheral devices. 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.
Realized $32,900.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.