1927-S 25C MS (PCGS# 5764)

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5134
  • Grade:
    MS66
  • Price:
    $15,863.00
Lot Description
1927-S 25C MS66 PCGS. CAC. The 1927-S is, except for the first-year 1916 and the varietal 1918/7-S, the documented lowest mintage in the series at 396,000 pieces. The issue is one that was miserably struck, and few Full Heads are certified as a result. This detracts, however, not a whit from the rarity of the few non-Full Head pieces surviving in high Mint State grades. The present piece is a case in point, an absolutely stunning and well-preserved Premium Gem with splendid toning and complete mint luster. The obverse features sky-blue at the extreme rims with violet, russet, and gold in the centers. The reverse offers pastel cherry, saffron, and jade hues. Both sides are virtually mark-free. The strike is average for the issue, with decent detail on the reverse but softness on the head, shield, and torso. Astute collectors will recognize the considerable value in non-Full Head Standing Liberty quarters, as well as the immense aesthetic appeal of the present piece, which is also certified in a green-label holder. Population: 31 in 66, 4 finer (6/12).
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