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Lot:3054 1834年半身带帽像女神1/4美元 NGC MS 67 1834 Capped Bust Quarter

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1834 Capped Bust Quarter. B-4. Rarity-1. MS-67 (NGC). OH.A coin of profound beauty and immense importance, this is one of the two finest 1834 Browning-4 quarters known. When offered in Superiors session of Auction 90, it was cataloged, in part, as:

<em>Simply put, this is certainly the </em>Finest Known<em> 1834 Bust Quarter of them all, and, because it is the only Mint State 67 Quarter of any date between 1796 and 1838, it may also be the </em>Finest Bust Quarter of them all<em>!</em>

It maintained its status as the finest known 1834 quarter of any die marriage as late as 2010 (if not later), when it was the only MS-67 of the issue in the census listings published by Rory S. Rea, Dr. Glen Peterson, Bradley S. Karoleff and John J. Kovach Jr. that year in their reference <em>Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint</em>. Earlier, in 2008, it enjoyed the same unique ranking in Steve M. Tompkins reference <em>Early United States Quarters: 1796-1838</em>.

More recently, however, a contender has arisen in the form of another 1834 B-4 quarter certified MS-67 by NGC. Appearing in both Heritages April 2014 CSNS Signature Auction (lot 5578) and January 2016 FUN Signature Auction (lot 5331), that coin realized $70,500 and $64,625, respectively. As well, in the nearly 25 years that have passed since Auction 90, the combined PCGS and NGC population for Capped Bust quarters 1815-1838 grading MS-67 or finer has risen to 20 grading events.

Yet when we consider that this coins Generation 4.0 NGC holder points to a certification date between 1989 and 1992, it was clearly recognized as something special at a time when third party grading standards were more conservative than they are in the current market. A more direct comparison to the other 1834 B-4 quarter currently certified MS-67 by NGC is imprecise since, without that coin in hand, an evaluation of its luster quality is not possible. The present specimen appears smoother during in-hand viewing, however, as the Heritage coin reveals a couple of trivial obverse marks on Libertys cheek, neck and in the left field. Both examples are beautifully toned, that offered here with iridescent pinkish-gold and powder blue undertones to dominant pewter and olive-gray patina. Luster here is full and satiny with fields that glow as the surfaces dip into a light. Close inspection with a loupe reveals fine die polish lines (as made) on Libertys portrait, but even under such close scrutiny one will find it difficult to discern a few extremely faint hairlines in the left and right obverse field areas that provide the only evidence for (extremely light) numismatic handling after this coin left the Mint. Appearing as pristine at virtually all viewing angles, we concur with the Superior catalogers assessment from 1990 that this is the finest known 1834 quarter, and further believe that it still ranks high in the Condition Census for the Capped Bust quarter series in its entirety. The strong realized price of $100,000 in Auction 90 was certainly justified, and we anticipate an equally strong showing for this marvelous condition rarity in our current sale.PCGS# 5353. NGC ID: 23RZ.NGC Census (all die marriages of the issue): 2; 0 finer. PCGS has yet to certify an example of this issue above the MS-66 level.From Superiors session of Auction 90, August 1990, lot 1078, where it realized $100,000.