by | Feb 4, 2024 | History, Numismatics

1871 J-1096 PCGS PR66+ CAM  CAC

Here is this coins recent auction description… we could not have said it better!

“A truly magnificent example of Longacre’s Seated Indian Princess design, the FINEST known of this Rarity-7- pattern quarter (7-12 known).  We love Longacre’s elegant design that shows Liberty presented as a seated Indian Princess holding a pole with a Liberty cap on top. She supports a globe, with two flags draped behind her. This design was implemented by William Barber after James Lonagcre died. An interesting anomaly about this coin is that it does NOT say UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on either the obverse or reverse. Fully struck up in nearly high relief definition, the frosted obverse devices stand out in full 3-D effect against the deeply and highly reflective watery mirrored fields. A warm, glowing amber-orange and gold toning shows off some icy blue and deep silver color on both sides. The mirrors are icy smooth and completely devoid of anything but mint made die polish lines. PCGS 1, NGC 0, CAC 1. Finer than the Eliasberg coin which is graded PR66 by PCGS and impounded in the Simpson Collection. This remarkable, SUPERB GEM is better looking than the NGC PR67 CAC Newman Coin that sold in April 2013 for $10,575. This coin was the NGC PR67 that sold in the 2018 ANA auction for $13,200. In PR66 (not CAM) the current PCGS Price Guide value is listed at $15,000. This amazing SUPERB GEM belongs in a WORLD CLASS Pattern set and should bring a record bid when it crosses the block. Cert. Number 36076563 PCGS # 682923”

36076563  1121A5000

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