1796 25C MS (PCGS# 5310)

Rarities

  • Auctioneer:
    Stack's/Bowers
  • Lot Number:
    7302
  • Grade:
    AU53
  • Price:
    $39,100.00
Lot Description
1796 Draped Bust Quarter. B-1. Rarity-4. Low 6. AU-53 (NGC). Expertly centered in strike, as often seen for examples of this historically significant issue, this piece is also sharply defined over most elements of the design. The only places where this is not true is in the center of the obverse -- due to the presence of a few faint adjustments marks (as made) that are hiding within Liberty's hair tresses -- and in the center of the reverse -- where the eagle's head and breast are typically soft for a 1796 quarter. Both sides are evenly toned, the obverse in a steel-olive hue and the reverse with more of a copper-gray tinge to the patina.&nbsp;A few dull&nbsp;scratches to Liberty's portrait are noted, but outwardly this piece reveals few individually distracting abrasions. Always in demand, the 1796 is not only the United States Mint's first quarter dollar, but it is also a one year type with the Draped Bust, Small Eagle design.<br />
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