|1833 25C MS66 S NGC. CAC. B-2, FS-901, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The B-2 is one of two known die marriages for 1833. This example certified MS66 S will likely set a record price for an 1833 quarter. The Guide Book calls this major variety the "1833, O Over F in OF," and its inclusion there will appeal to the many collectors who seek those listed die pairings. The obverse die is the same as used for the 1833 B-1. The reverse die is new and would be reused once more, for the 1834 B-1 variety. This reverse shows the vertical stripes in the shield comprising two lines each (two pale gules), the only such quarter reverse die. No period appears after the C, a key attribution point compared to the 1833 B-1. Repunching in the reverse legend shows between the D and S, F and A, and the tops of O and F are connected. The eagle has no tongue, and the eagle's claw tips are doubled. This coin was struck from Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint Die State b, the obverse showing the familiar "ear bars" die clashing; die rust in several areas, notably right of the date and around stars 5-7; and a light crack from the top fold of the Liberty cap into the field toward star 7. The Newman Collection 1833 B-2 is the finest certified for the die marriage and the finest certified 1833 quarter. It is also the plate coin in Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint and in Browning. All the elements are present for this exceptional coin to set a new record price. Spectacular rainbow colors adorn the obverse of this piece, the silver center surrounded by aqua, mint, jade, saffron, cherry, and violet. The reverse is medium silver and gold with splashes of amber and ice-blue about the rims. A remarkable early quarter. 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 $76,375.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.