||1831 25C Large Letters MS65 NGC. CAC. B-5, FS-301, R.3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The year 1831 saw the launch of the new, smaller-diameter Bust quarter. Mint Chief Engraver William Kneass likely completed the dies, making many changes including designing a new portrait of Liberty and removing the scroll bearing E PLURIBUS UNUM from the reverse. For 1831, four obverse and five reverse dies were used in creating the seven known varieties. The obverse die used for 1831 B-5 is shared with the 1831 B-7. In the date, large 1s are punched over smaller 1s, the 8 is repunched inside the bottom loop, and the 3 is repunched and low compared to the other digits. The second 1 is mostly under the curl. The reverse has a large curl base 2 in 25C. There are large letters in the legends and the eagle has no tongue. The arrowheads are long, nearly touching the edge and dentils. This die was also used for 1831 B-6, 1832 B-1, and 1833 B-1. The Newman Collection example of 1831 B-5 was struck from an intermediate state of the dies P to a, with no die chip in the N of UNITED but a die line from the tip of the center arrowhead to the dentil. At least two specimens of this die marriage are known in proof condition. This MS65 coin is tied with three others for the finest-graded circulation strike. This example is the Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint plate coin, is from the Browning Collection, and is the Browning plate coin. The lustrous silver obverse center is framed by peripheral toning that is mostly blue, with some deep gold intermixed. The reverse is medium silver and gold, the latter especially at the rims. 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 @ $5.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
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