SOLD – $2.50 – 1871-S PCGS MS63

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SOLD – $2.50 – 1871-S PCGS MS63


Serial Number 7814.63/25612465

PCGS Lookup Number 7814

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As one might expect, the 1871-S quarter eagle is a scarce date in Uncirculated with a likely dozen or so known. It appears that a very small group was uncovered a number of years ago which yielded a few really nice examples; the finest of which was an incredible PCGS MS66 which last sold as Heritage 6/05: 7580 where it brought $20,125.

This fresh-to-the-market example is not from this group but it is similarly choice with an unmolested appearance. The luster is soft and frosty and it rests below a pleasing medium rose and orange-gold overtone. A few small copper spots attest to this coin’s originality and there just a few very small, shallow scuffs seen in the fields. The eye appeal is exceptional.

Only two MS63 examples of the 1871-S quarter eagle have appeared at auction since 1999 and the last realized $4,313 as Heritage 10/06: 2519.

This is the best 1871-S quarter eagle I have offered for sale in a number of years.