1864-S 25C MS (PCGS# 5460)
The March 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 719
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1864-S Seated Liberty Quarter. Briggs 1-A. EF-40 (PCGS). This is a very rare S-mint Seated Quarter with a mintage of just 20,000 pieces. Unlike most survivors, this piece is not heavily worn and retains overall bold definition to both sides. Pale-olive highlights adorn otherwise silver-gray features, a few darker toning spots being confined to the upper-obverse border. There are no abrasions of note, and the eye appeal is suitably strong at the EF grade level.