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Lot 33354

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Type Coin
Title Lot 33354
Date 1834
Country U.S.
Service Catalog # 5353
Denomination 25C
Description 1834 25C MS66 S NGC. B-1, FS-901, R.1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Five die marriages are known for the 1834 quarters, the present coin classified B-1, the so-called "1834, O Over F in OF" type listed in the Guide Book. The obverse die was used twice, to strike 1834 B-1 and B-2, but the B-2 was likely struck first. The B-1 obverse shows the left edge of Liberty's curl over the upright of the 4 in the date. Star 7 is recut. Star 13 is low and close to the bust of Liberty -- closer than on any other 1834-dated obverse die. The reverse used to strike this die marriage was previously used to create the 1833 B-2. Each shield stripe has only two lines (two pale gules), and no period appears after the C in 25C; both are key attribution points for this reverse. The legend is repunched between the D and S of UNITED STATES, the basis for the "1834, O Over F in OF" designation. The eagle has no tongue and its claw tips are doubled. This coin was struck from Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint Die State P (perfect dies), showing no die cracks or clashing, although the top-left upright of the M in AMERICA is missing and the first A in AMERICA is filled. The present Newman Collection example, certified MS66 S NGC, is Browning plate coin for the B-1 and is from the Browning Collection. This coin is the finest certified for the B-1 die marriage and is the second-finest regular-strike 1834 quarter. Delicate light gold toning covers both sides of this original coin. The obverse periphery is toned in a beautiful array of greenish-gold and blue, while the reverse rims show attractive blue and gold patina. Census: 7 in 66 (1 in 66+, 2 in 66 S), 2 finer (10/13). 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 $30,550.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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