1796 25C MS (PCGS# 5310)
The January 2013 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 12318
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1796 Draped Bust Quarter. B-2. Rarity-3. AG-3 (NGC). First year of issue and a single year type coin that is one of the most difficult silver type issues to find. Survival was limited, and the number known today is measured in the hundreds of this date. Smooth wear and light silver with slighter darker gray fields. The obverse has a strong date and full rims, while the more shallow reverse shows areas where the legends are weak or nearly worn smooth, other areas such as the wreath and eagle are clear. Rather pleasing for the modest grade as the surfaces are trouble-free for the most part.