1796 25C Browning 2 MS (PCGS# 5310)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4076
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1796 Draped Bust Quarter. B-2. Rarity-3. EF-40 (PCGS). Among United States coin design types, the 1796 quarter is a classic, rare in all levels, and in strong demand. Only 6,146 pieces, after which production was suspended until 1804, when the design was changed. Rarely are these found so wholesome and attractive. Deep gray and silver blend to accent the devices from the fields. There are no adjustment marks or heavy rim problems, and the eye appeal is strong for this early issue. An important and solid collector grade example of this prized issue.<br />
<strong>Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers<br />
</strong>This is a very <em>nice</em> coin for want of a better word. The grade is high enough to show the necessary details and illustrate the design for a high-grade type set, but yet being below Mint State it is more affordable in the context of the variety.