SOLD–25¢ – 1843 PCGS PR65 CAC ex Pittman

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SOLD–25¢ – 1843 PCGS PR65 CAC ex Pittman


Serial Number 5537.65/25390193

PCGS Lookup Number 5537

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One of an estimated 10 Proofs struck; it is likely that just five or six are known including one impounded in the Smithsonian.

The rarity of Proof Liberty Seated quarters from the 1840′s is not well-known outside of the specialist community. And, some of the rarity levels have been exaggerated due to repeat offerings at auction in the last five to ten years. The reported mintage for Proof 1843 quarters is only 10 pieces and this seems likely given the number that survive. The current example is without a doubt the finest known.

This piece shows lovely deep blue and red colors, in similar configurations, on the obverse and the reverse. The underlying surfaces are reflective and lack any significant hairlines or mint-made planchet imperfections. This is a clearly original coin which has never been lightened or tampered with and whose appearance is exceptional in every respect.

There are three 1843 quarters graded PR64 by NGC and not all of these show original color.

If you are looking for a blue-chip silver proof coin in an area of numismatics that seems like awfully good value, run the numbers on this 1843 Proof quarter.

Ex Heritage 2013 CSNS: 4218 ($64,625 as NGC PR66), Heritage 2008 ANA: 74,750, Pittman II: 1309 ($41,250), 1946 ANA: 442.