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Finest Known 1852 Liberty Seated Quarter in Stack’s Bowers March 2020 Auction

Finest Known 1852 Liberty Seated Quarter in Stack's Bowers March 2020 Auction

By James McCartneySenior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……
The 1852 Liberty Seated quarter has a relatively low mintage of 177,060 coins, a steep departure from figures that were multiples greater throughout the 1840s and that went on to exceed one million coins regularly throughout the 1850s. This population was further diminished by melting in 1853 brought about by a favorable silver-to-gold ratio. Survivors are notably scarce today in any grade.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to present the sole finest survivor from this desirable issue in lot 3146 of our March 2020 Auction. Graded MS-68 * (NGC), it is also tied as the highest graded by NGC of any date in the Liberty Seated quarter series.

The exceptional condition is matched by desirable provenance to two of the most legendary cabinets dispersed in the 21st century: those of Eric P. Newman and Eugene H. Gardner. Most remarkably, Eugene Gardner owned two Gem 1852 quarters, including this 1852 Liberty Seated quarter and one graded MS-66 (PCGS) CAC. The present MS-68 * (NGC) is surely destined for another important collection. It ranks considerably finer than even the MS-65 (PCGS) Eliasberg-Pogue specimen sold in our April 2017 sale.

It is a spectacular and virtually perfect Superb Gem with brilliant centers framed by vibrant bronze and sapphire iridescence near the borders. Faint reflectivity complements the rich frosting that blankets the devices. It is truly gorgeous.

This exceptional 1852 Liberty Seated quarter will be offered in lot 3146 of our March 2020 Auction, which is highlighted by the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Parts VI and VII; the Larry Ness Collection of Indian Peace Medals; the ESM Collection of Half Cents; the Richard Jewell Collection; the Harrington Collection; and further rarities from the E. Horatio Morgan Collection. The auction is now available for viewing and bidding on our website www.StacksBowers.com, or you may contact us to order printed catalogs at 800-566-2580 or by email [email protected]. Also, download our mobile app to view and participate in our auctions via your Android or Apple device.

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Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 90-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, The Sydney F. Martin Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection. The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with galleries in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong, Paris, and Vancouver.

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