1804 25C MS (PCGS# 5312)

The June 2013 Baltimore Auction

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1804 Draped Bust Quarter. B-1. Rarity-3. Fine-12 (PCGS). We are pleased to present one of the nicest Fine-12 representatives of this rare quarter dollar issue that we have seen in recent memory. The warm golden-gray surfaces exhibit lilac and steel highlights throughout. A few old marks are noted at the eagle's dexter wing near NIT, best seen through a loupe. The 1804 quarter, the first of the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle issues and the first date struck in the denomination since 1796, is a prominent rarity among early quarter dollars, though it is sometimes overshadowed by the 1796 Small Eagle. The one-year-only design type of 1796 saw a mintage of 6,146 pieces, and the 1804 only 6,738 pieces, the difference a mere 592 coins. We see more 1796 quarters at auction than we do the 1804. Whether you collect type coins or have a nice mid-grade early quarter set, the present specimen will be a welcomed addition to your collection.<br /> <div><br /> </div>
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