1878-CC 25C MS (PCGS# 5509)
The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale
Lot Number: 2762
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An intensely lustrous Gem with exceptional eye appeal. Pale champagne iridescence graces both sides. The strike is bold and the in-hand quality is exceptional. Indeed, put a loupe to this beauty and you'll find yourself wondering why a higher grade wasn't in order. This date represents the final year of quarter dollar coinage from the Carson City Mint; from here on through 1893, that mint was full-steam ahead on Morgan dollar coinage.