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Lot 33403

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Type Coin
Title Lot 33403
Date 1921
Country U.S.
Service Catalog # 5741
Denomination 25C
Description 1921 25C MS67+ Full Head NGC. CAC. The quarter denomination was produced in large numbers at all three mints during World War I, and for several years afterward, because the booming economy needed increasing amounts of small change. A huge mintage of nearly 28 million Standing Liberty quarters was accomplished at the Philadelphia Mint in 1920, but the situation changed radically the following year. The economy inevitably slowed down after the need for wartime production levels subsided, and the large number of coins in circulation from previous years was more than adequate to meet the needs of the economy. Only Philadelphia struck quarters in 1921, as the Mint switched priorities to produce the large number of silver dollars mandated by the Pittman Act, and the denomination was skipped entirely in 1922. The 1921 ranks among the more challenging issues in the Standing Liberty quarter series, thanks to a mintage of fewer than 2 million pieces. At MS67+ with Full Head, this coin is tied with a single other Full Head example graded by PCGS atop the combined certified population (10/13). This coin's immense charms include a strike that is solid on Liberty's shield as well as her head, bold luster that cartwheels in the light, and a delicate layer of patina that includes apricot and rose elements with touches of ice-blue. A few dots of deeper color appear at the upper obverse margin and just below the eagle's body. An eye-catching and important survivor. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $52,875.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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