1871 25C PR (PCGS# 5570)
The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 518
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1871 Seated Liberty Quarter. Briggs-1A. Proof-66 (PCGS). CAC. OGH--Second Generation. A top-of-the-pop Gem with awesome originality, both sides exhibit target-like toning in electric-blue, copper-rose and pinkish-silver iridescence. Watery fields and fully impressed, more satin-textured devices are fully appreciable at all angles. Underrated issues all of them, the proof Seated Quarters from the late 1860s and 1870s are seen much less frequently in today's market than those that date to the 1880s and early 1890s.