Legend Rare Coin Auctions is delighted to announce the consignment of one of the classic rarities in the entire series of American numismatics, an original 1827 quarter.
The coin, which has been off the market since 2007, is graded Proof-64 by PCGS and boasts a provenance back to the mid-1850s, and includes such luminaries as Lorin G. Parmelee, Col. E. H. R. Green, and James A. Stack. It is also the plate coin for Ard W. Browning’s classic reference on early quarters, first published in 1925. Only nine examples are currently known, all were struck as proofs, featuring the 1827/3 overdate. Restrikes were produced later using a leftover reverse die from 1819.
“We are so pleased to present this major rarity as a centerpiece of our Regency XVII Auction,” declared Julie Abrams, president of Legend Rare Coin Auctions. “This is a coin that is always listed among the greatest rarities in all of American numismatics,” she continued.
“This important rarity is usually only made available when major collections are sold,” noted Laura Sperber, “this is a major opportunity for the serious collector to add a coin, whose rarity is on par with the 1804 silver dollar, 1894-S dime, and 1880 Flowing Hair Stella (each worth high-six or seven-figures). This coin, and other highlights will be on display at the Legend table (Table # 643) at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore, March 31 to April 2.”
The Parmelee-Col. Green-James A. Stack 1827 quarter will be sold on the evening of May 19, 2016 at the official auction for the PCGS Members Show in New Orleans. Consignments for this auction are still being accepted, but space is extremely limited.
For more information about this coin, or to discuss your coins for consignment, contact Greg Cohen, Senior Numismatist for Legend Rare Coin Auctions, at (732) 935-1168 or email [email protected].
The consignment deadline is April 4, and catalogs will be mailed in late April.
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