|1836 25C MS67 S NGC. B-3, R.1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Five different die marriages were used in 1835 in striking a reported 472,000 quarters. Four of those die marriages were known to pioneer Bust quarter researcher Ard W. Browning in 1925. The fifth die marriage known, 1836 B-5, was discovered by Robert Spangler in 1988. Ranked High R.6 today, it is by far the rarest variety of the year. The B-2 and B-3 marriages are the most frequently seen for the year, which saw the use of four obverse dies. The obverse of the B-3, used only in this die pairing, shows star 13 about centered between the curl and the dentils. The left edge of the lowest hair curl is over the left side of the 6. The date is punched relatively low, the lowest of any die for the year. Three reverse dies were used in 1836. This reverse die is again solely seen in the B-3 variety. The 25C is low and closer to the dentils than to the eagle; the eagle has a tongue. The arrow feather is over the right half of the 2 in 25C, and the olive stem is over the right half of the C. This Superb Gem with the added NGC Star designation was stuck from an advanced state of the dies on each side, showing a multitude of interesting die cracks designated as Die State d in Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint. This piece is the plate coin in that reference. It is the finest certified1836 B-3 quarter, and it is by three grade points the finest certified circulation strike for the date. Concentric multicolored rings encircle Liberty on the obverse of this beautiful, originally toned coin. The reverse is toned an even light to medium gold, with blues and deeper amber-gold 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; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $99,875.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.