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Coin Profile –  Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter, A Remarkable Strike Rarity and Series Key

Coin Profile – Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter, A Remarkable Strike Rarity and Series Key

The Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter in Heritage’s October 27 Signature Auction of The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II boasts a thick overlay of mint frost complementing a light golden tinge, which is somewhat deeper on the obverse. Design definition is excellent for the issue; Liberty’s toes are separated, the stars are well-defined, and the […]

An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……… Previously published in the Coin Dealer Newsletter – Monthly Supplement, July 12th, 2013   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921.  Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500 each, Part 3; Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500 each, Part 3; Quarters

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #172 ….. This discussion of silver quarters follows part 1: copper and part 2: dimes. Different collectors have different budgets. The idea behind this series is that many collectors do not wish to spend more […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1839 Quarter

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1839 Quarter

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community … #164 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Tomorrow, Thursday, April 25, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in the CSNS auction in Illinois, Heritage will sell the only known Proof 1839 Quarter. Though pre-1858 Proofs tend to be extremely rare, there are […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Classic U.S. coins for less than $250 each, Part 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Classic U.S. coins for less than $250 each, Part 1

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #153 ….. While it is true that much of my research and analyses relate to very expensive coins, I also write about coins that are not so expensive. My discussion here is about U.S. coins […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Quarters of 1876, including a fabulous one in the news!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Quarters of 1876, including a fabulous one in the news!

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #141 ….. Although 1876 quarters are not rare, all Liberty Seated Quarters are at least somewhat scarce and a fabulous 1876 quarter really grabbed my attention. It was in the Stack’s-Bowers Rarities night event of […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The ANA Rarities Night, Part 2: Auction Results for Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The ANA Rarities Night, Part 2: Auction Results for Quarters

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #123 ….. On Thursday, Aug. 9th, at the Pennsylvania Convention center in Philadelphia, Stack’s-Bowers conducted their third Rarities Night event. Earlier the same evening, the “Battle Born Collection” was sold. I have already written two […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Classic Silver Quarters sold on Platinum Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Classic Silver Quarters sold on Platinum Night

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the  collecting community #91 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds At the FUN Convention in Orlando, Heritage auctioned around $55 million worth of coins. In addition to a special section devoted to Dr. Duckor’s Saint Gaudens Double Eagles, lead offerings were organized in two Platinum Night […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Auction Results for Quarters in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Auction Results for Quarters in Baltimore

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #82 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, the firm of Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) conducted a very large auction at the Baltimore Coin & Collectible Expo. Before this event, I wrote a report regarding the Teich Family Collection of Proof coins and […]

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2011 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available March 17

2011 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available March 17

The 2011 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set will be available for purchase on March 17 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set contains proof versions of the second five coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, bearing reverse (tails side) designs honoring Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania), Glacier National Park […]

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Quarters – Draped Bust Small Eagle Quarter, 1796

Quarters – Draped Bust Small Eagle Quarter, 1796

Description: The Draped Bust half dollar was introduced after only two years of production of the previous design. The simple portrait of Liberty on the Flowing Hair type was criticized as being an inappropriate representation, not dignified with her wildly flowing hair more aboriginal than aristocratic. The eagle was especially vilified; one letter writer compared […]

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Quarters – Draped Bust Heraldic Eagle Quarter, 1804-1807

Quarters – Draped Bust Heraldic Eagle Quarter, 1804-1807

Description: In contrast to the situation today, where quarters are probably the most commonly used coin for transactions, in the early 1800s few were used. It was one of the last U.S. coins to be produced following the Mint Act of 1792, and after a modest production in 1796 no more were struck until 1804. […]

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Quarters – Capped Bust Quarter, Large Size, 1815-1828

Quarters – Capped Bust Quarter, Large Size, 1815-1828

Description: The last Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle quarter dollar was minted in 1807, the same year that German immigrant John Reich was hired by the U.S. Mint. Tasked with creating new coinage designs, Reich modified Liberty’s portrait and the reverse eagle, producing designs that appeared on the half dollar and half eagle in 1807, the […]

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Quarters – Capped Bust Quarter, Small Diameter, 1831-1838

Quarters – Capped Bust Quarter, Small Diameter, 1831-1838

Description: Quarters with John Reich’s Capped Bust design, introduced in 1815, were not produced in 1829 and 1830. When mintage began again in 1831 it was with new technology, the “close collar”, which surrounded the edge of the planchet during striking. This collar die prevented the planchet from spreading outward, giving a size uniformity to […]

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Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter, No Motto, No Drapery, 1838-1840

Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter, No Motto, No Drapery, 1838-1840

Description: Engraver Christian Gobrecht’s Liberty Seated motif was first seen in 1836 on the silver dollar, and in 1837 on the half dime and dime. The design was applied to the quarter in 1838, though the year has both this type and the previous Capped Bust type. The first half dime and dime issues did […]

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Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter, No Motto, Drapery, 1840-1865

Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter, No Motto, Drapery, 1840-1865

Description: Liberty Seated quarters produced in 1838, 1839, and part of 1840 did not have an extra fold of drapery hanging forward from Liberty’s left elbow. Mint Director Robert Maskell Patterson hired miniaturist Robert Ball Hughes in 1840 to improve the design (both styles were produced in 1840), though many commentators question whether the changes […]

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Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter, Arrows and Rays, 1853

Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter, Arrows and Rays, 1853

Description: The discovery of gold in California and other places in the late 1840s and early 1850s resulted in an abundance of that metal flowing into the realm of commerce. A consequence of this was that the price of gold fell relative to the price of silver. By 1853 the bullion content of silver coins […]

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Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter, Arrows, 1854-1855

Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter, Arrows, 1854-1855

Description: Through the Mint Act of February 21, 1853, the weights of fractional silver coins (half dime, dime, quarter, and half dollar) were reduced to remove the incentive the melt those coins for bullion; the silver content of the older heavier-weight coins was worth more than their face value. So that the new lighter-weight quarters […]

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Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter with motto 1866-1891

Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter with motto 1866-1891

Description: The “Seated Liberty” designs appeared on most regular-issue silver United States coinage during the mid- and late-nineteenth century, from 1836 through 1891. The denominations which featured the Seated Liberty design included the half dime, the dime, the quarter, the half dollar, and the silver dollar. Another coin that appeared exclusively in the Seated Liberty […]

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Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter, Arrows, 1873-1874

Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter, Arrows, 1873-1874

Description: Liberty Seated quarters were produced from 1838 through 1891, eventually replaced by Charles E. Barber’s Liberty Head motif. A Guide Book of United States Coins, the familiar Red Book, recognizes five types of Seated quarters; in two instances a preceding type (as defined by the obverse/ reverse designs) was resumed after a short period […]

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Quarters – Barber Quarter 1892-1916

Quarters – Barber Quarter 1892-1916

Description: The Mint Act of 1890 allowed for change of coin designs every twenty-five years, and the dime, quarter, and half dollar were eligible to be changed in 1891. A contest was held to come up with a new design; judges for the entries included Engraver Charles E. Barber and artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens. However, when […]

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Quarters – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1, 1916-1917

Quarters – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1, 1916-1917

Description: Charles Barber’s quarter dollar design was introduced in 1892, a beneficiary of the provision of the Mint Act of 1890 which allowed for the design of a coin to be changed every 25 years. Though not mandated by law, Barber’s designs for the dime, quarter, and half dollar were set aside in 1916. Mint […]

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Quarters – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 2, 1917-1930

Quarters – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 2, 1917-1930

Description: In 1916 Charles E. Barber’s designs for the dime, quarter, and half dollar were set aside, replaced by Adolph A. Weinman’s designs for the dime (Winged Liberty Head, or Mercury) and half dollar (Liberty Walking); and Hermon A. MacNeil’s design for the quarter. MacNeil, a noted sculptor for public works projects, placed a standing […]

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Quarters – Washington Quarter, 1932-1964

Quarters – Washington Quarter, 1932-1964

Description: The United States in the early 1930s suffered under the effects of a widespread economic depression that followed the 1929 stock market crash. The crisis was made worse by severe agricultural stress caused by land erosion and southern plains dust storms, a result of several years of drought combined with poor framing practices. Against […]

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