||1831 25C Small Letters MS67+ NGC. CAC. B-2, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This coin should set a record price for an 1831 B-2, and most likely for any 1831 quarter. The obverse die from 1831 B-2 was also used for B-3. The left edge of Liberty's curl is over the right foot of the second 1 in the date. Star 7 points between two curls. The two inside points of star 13 appear to be equally distant from the curl opposite. Stars 8, 11, and 12 show slight recutting, and star 13 is relatively distant from the curl. The reverse has a square base 2 in 25C. The 25 is low. The eagle has a thin tongue, and the arrowhead feathers are thick and point between the 2 and 5. The olive stem ends just past the right of the C. This is the only use of this reverse die. The present Newman Collection example was struck from Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint Die State P. The reverse is cracked from the top of UNITED STATES into the field between the S and O in STATES OF. Another crack runs across the top of RICA through the arrowheads, 25C, and into the field left of the denomination. This coin, graded MS67+ is the finest certified for the die marriage, the sole finest quarter, and the plate coin in Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint. This is also the Browning plate coin and from the Browning Collection. This coin has it all: finest certified for both the die marriage and date, and the plate coin in two key references. Bidders should act accordingly. This Superb Gem displays deep blue and gray toning that lightens as it moves toward Liberty in the center. The reverse is mostly an even silver-gray, with a light area of blue toning at the rim and dentils. 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 @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $117,500.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.