1862-S Liberty Seated Quarter. Briggs 1-A. MS-62 (PCGS). CAC–Gold Label. OGH.
Offered is an incredible Mint State example of this key date early San Francisco Mint quarter. Essentially Choice, as the coveted gold label CAC designation suggests, both sides are minimally marked with full, billowy satin luster.
Pleasingly sharp in strike and untoned apart from a splash of russet iridescence at the base of Liberty’s portrait near the shield point. Very scarce and challenging as an issue, the 1862-S Liberty Seated quarter (just 67,000 pieces produced) merits a Rarity-6 rating in Mint State according to Larry Briggs (The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Quarters, 1991).
As with all S-Mint Liberty Seated issues of the era, these quarters circulated heavily with the eventual loss of most examples. What few Uncirculated coins have survived did so generally as a matter of chance, what with no contemporary numismatic interest in mintmarked coinage.
This premium quality survivor will serve as a focal point in an advanced collection of this extremely challenging series.
PCGS# 5457. NGC ID: 23TW.
PCGS Population: 8; 8 finer (MS-64 finest).
To be sold on August 9th at the Stacks Bowers ANA Auction Session#1 as Lot # 278
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