Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 6/2009 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30389, $32,900
Bowers & Merena 5/2001:1465 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98462, $6,483.65
The 1871 Quarter Dollar was the first date in the series to exceed 100,000 coins since the Civil War. Even so, it still commands a premium over the mega-mintage dates such as 1876 and 1877. Uncirculated examples are rather scarce and appear mostly in MS63 and MS64. There is one standout, a single PCGS MS68, that represents one of the finest examples of any Liberty Seated Quarter.
This date comes well struck, with luster ranging from hard and chrome-like to frosty, snowy white.
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