||1854 25C Arrows MS67 S NGC. The U.S. Mint's weight reduction of minor silver coinage -- half dimes, dimes, quarters, and half dollars -- in 1853 successfully alleviated the acute shortage of circulating silver coins in domestic circulation, and the 1853 Arrows and Rays quarter issue saw an enormous production total, exceeding 15 million coins. The 1854 Arrows quarters saw a mintage nearly as large, more than 12 million pieces. The present MS67 S example from the Newman Collection boasts first-rate eye appeal and excellent preservation, as expected at this grade level. Concentric toning in a range of pastel hues covers both sides, and the strike is sharp throughout, bordering on full. Numerous fine die cracks appear near the peripheries of each side, evidence of die fatigue. Census: 4 in 67 (1 in 67 S), 0 finer (10/13). This stunning Superb Gem would make an impressive addition to a fine type or complete Seated quarter set. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $38,187.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.