1880 25C MS (PCGS# 5512)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4085
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1880 Liberty Seated Quarter. Briggs 1-A. MS-68 (NGC). A remarkable, virtually untoned example with near-flawless satiny and ultra frosty central devices. Traces of sunset-red patina circle the reverse border, the obverse is essentially brilliant. Just 13,600 circulation strikes were issued this year. Very few Mint State pieces survive at this lofty grade level. The eye appeal of this specimen could hardly be surpassed.<br />
<strong>Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers<br />
</strong>At the time of issue, this and other dates of the decade attracted scattered notice particularly on the part of E.L. Mason, Jr. and Charles Steigerwalt, both of whom acquired small supplies from the Mint. Likely all of these were sold within a relatively short time. Today very few exist at the current grade level, or even the level below. Here indeed is a very interesting opportunity.