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25C 1864-S PCGS MS64

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Auction The Regency Auction 39 Jul-2020 FROM THE BIGMO CIVIL WAR COLLECTION One of the FINEST graded examples of this incredibly RARE Seated Liberty quarter. From an original mintage of 20,000. While PCGS CoinFacts estimates a total survival of 80 in all grades, the current PCGS and NGC Population and Census figures combine to approximately 150 pieces, which the vast majority of fall in grades between F-2 and VF-35. In AU grades and finer the 64-S is a major rarity which aside from low pop, rarely ever appears in auction. The present coin is bested by just a single MS64+ at PCGS. This coin ranks as #3 on the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census, behind the MS64+ and the NGC MS68 Friesner-Clapp-Eliasberg coin. The present CHOICE example is extensively pedigreed, most recently appearing in the June 2014 sale of the Gene Gardner Collection. Prior to that, it appeared in the September 2008 Heritage sale of the Nevada Collection of Seated Quarters, where it realized $41,688. Earlier still it appeared in Stack's Session of Auction '86, lot 142; earlier still, it is ex R.L. Miles Collection, Stack's April 1969, lot 970. A vivid satiny luster radiates on both sides, accenting a warm, pearly silver hue. Whispers of deeper shades of olive, powder-blue, and russet-gold adorn areas of the fields. A strong glass reveals a few very insignificant marks and a few wispy lines in the fields which account for the assigned grade. The devices are generally well struck, with wonderful definition. The eye appeal is excellent. PCGS 2, NGC 2. This coin brought $28,200 in the June 2014 Heritage sale of the Gene Gardner Collection. Prior to that, it sold for $41,668 in September 2008. The PCGS MS64+ is the Gardner duplicate, ex Benson collection. That this coin was in the main Gardner Collection, speaks very highly of its quality and eye appeal. In figuring a great coin like this, the published prices are irrelevant and this coin will see very strong bidding! Be prepared when this lot crosses the auction block. Cert. Number 11829684 PCGS # 5460

PCGS Set Registry

This coin is currently in the Set Registry inventory of DLH and is featured in one or more sets, including D. L. Hansen 1864 Mint Set.

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