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Lot 1654

1796 Draped Bust Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded VF-20. Nice even toning on both sides with a faint hairline on the shoulder above the drapery and some modest granularity. The color ranges from unusual purple gray to light sky blue, and is all on a base of natural old-silver gray. Most of the design elements are well positioned on a problem-free planchets. This is a hallmark of 1796 quarter dollars, and a pleasing one, we might add. There are complete extended rim denticles on both sides, excellent hair separation on the back of the head, and only moderate soft strike on the eagle's head. Popular one year type coin featuring a draped bust Liberty coupled to a reverse that has a small eagle standing on clouds. Mintage was 6,146 pieces. Many were saved, but the majority weren't, and so this becomes quite a difficult date to acquire unless you have saved up your money. (Browning-2 variety with curl point under the curve of the B.) (PCGS # 5310) .
Estimated Value $25,000 - 27,000.


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