1878-CC 25C MS (PCGS# 5509)

The June 2013 Baltimore Auction

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1878-CC Liberty Seated Quarter. Briggs 1-A. Cancelled Obverse Die. MS-64 (PCGS). Blended gold and gray toning displays some splashes of navy blue. Most design features are sharp, albeit with a touch of softness at some of the obverse stars. Walter Breen estimated that the number of specimens struck using the "Cancelled" obverse was only about one third of the total. Unfortunately, as PCGS doesn't keep certification statistics on this variety, it's difficult to know whether Breen's estimate applies equally to Mint State examples.
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