1927-S 25C MS (PCGS# 5764)

2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314

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Lot Description
1927-S 25C MS67 PCGS. It is interesting to note that the 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter has virtually the same original mintage as the 1855-S Arrows Seated Quarter. While the '27-S is a transcendent rarity, the true scarcity of the '55-S Arrows is unknown to most collectors who do not specialize in Seated coinage. Such is the popularity and collectibility of 20th century coinage as compared to that of the 19th century. This is the first Superb Gem 1927-S Quarter to appear in any major auction since 1996. A fully original survivor, the obverse is more or less untoned in the center with moderate olive-copper tinting around the periphery. Similar colors hug the reverse rim, but the center on that side is tinged in champagne iridescence with a blush of lavender color at the eagle's body. Both sides are fully lustrous with nary a distracting blemish to report. The otherwise sharp strike wanes a little over a few of the highpoints--the later feature being characteristic of most extant examples of this key issue. NGC and PCGS combined have seen only five pieces in MS67, and none are finer (11/02).
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