||1833 25C MS65 NGC. B-1, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. In 1833 only 156,000 quarters were minted, the smallest yearly total for the Reduced Diameter subtype from 1831 to 1838. A new master hub was used for the obverse on all 1833 quarters. One obverse and two reverses were used to strike only two die marriages for the year. This obverse die was used for both die marriages dated 1833, B-1 and B-2. Star 7 points to the lower edge of the upper curl above Liberty's forehead. The left side of the second 3 in the date is even with the left side of the curl above. The reverse die was used to strike four die marriages, three in 1831 and one in 1832. The two reverse dies employed in 1833 can be differentiated as follows: the reverse die used for 1833 B-1 has three-line stripes (three pale gules) in the shield and a period after the C in 25C; there are two-line stripes (two pale gules) on the 1833 B-2 reverse and no period after the C. This specimen was struck from Early Quarter Dollars Die State a, showing die rust on the reverse between the last A in AMERICA and the highest arrowhead. This Gem B-1 example from the Newman Collection is the finest-graded circulation strike of this variety. It is the plate coin in Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint and Browning and is from the Browning Collection. The obverse is toned mostly in a nice medium gold with blue toning about the rims. The reverse is medium silver with gold at the periphery. The strike is sharp overall, as most of the star centers show save for stars 1-3, and the eagle feathers on the reverse are quite well-detailed. 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 @ $2.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $17,625.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.