Estimated grade. Ex. Kingman Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Mar '80 Price realized $1200
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: 1831 was the year of transition to the new close collar reduced diameter(24mm versus 28mm) quarter coinage. In order to get the best striking results from his design, William Kneass tried two different letter sizes for the reverse die. The letters on the Large Letter reverse appear to be TALLER than they are WIDE and are placed CLOSE the rim. Even more apparent, both Ts in STATES are MUCH LARGER than the adjacent letters. The Small Letter reverse can be distinguished not only by their smaller size, as they are about as WIDE as they are TALL, and are placed noticeably FARTHER AWAY from the rim. In total population, the Small Letter variety is about five times more common than the Large Letter variety. The Mint State population difference is even more striking with about eight times as many examples graded as the Large Letter variety.
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