1886 25C MS (PCGS# 5518)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 2039
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1886 Liberty Seated Quarter. Briggs 1-A. MS-64 (PCGS). Essentially brilliant surfaces display faint hints of gray and gold. The motifs are sharp and frosty, and the fields have a texture intermediate between satiny and prooflike, with the latter aspect predominating. The 1886 is a scarce and desirable issue having a circulation-strike mintage of just 5,000 pieces. Probably no more than a few dozen examples grading MS-64 or finer can be accounted for today.