1920-S 25C, FH MS (PCGS# 5739)

2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1167

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    4029
  • Grade:
    MS65
  • Price:
    $19,550.00
Lot Description
1920-S 25C MS65 Full Head PCGS Secure. While a middle-tier Standing Liberty quarter through most grades, the 1920-S is a condition rarity as a Full Head Gem and extremely rare any better. In J. Cline's fourth edition he sums up his many years' experience with this issue by stating: {blockquote}"The 1920-S is a very rare item in true Full Head. It should be valued many times over Red Book price. I rate it second or third in value for the entire series."{/blockquote} This representative has the crisp upper-obverse detail needed for the Full Head designation, even if the lower shield is soft, and the coin has plenty of additional virtues. Satiny luster is subtly elegant under light to moderate patina, a mix of lavender-gray and apricot shadings with the latter mostly at the margins. The obverse is largely smooth for the grade with just a few small ticks on the left (facing) leg. Population: 17 in 65 Full Head, 5 finer (1/12). From The North Shore Registry Collection of Standing Liberty Quarters.
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