1823/2 Capped Bust 25c, Br.1, XF45 (PCGS)
Significant American Rarity
Browning 1 ~ Clear overdate with 3 punched over a 2. This is the only known die marriage for the year. (Rarity 6).
This is a nearly perfect EF with honest high point wear and natural golden gray coloration that bursts into amber, violet and blue when turned into a light. The surfaces are semi-prooflike and show tiny circulation marks scattered throughout the fields, as we should expect from this grade. A patch of short scratches in the reverse field under the eagle's beak are the most notable abrasions.
PCGS reports a total of 17 1823/2 Quarters certified in all grades combines, topped by an AU-58, an AU-55, and two coins graded XF-45. Previously certified by NGC as AU-50.
- William Cutler Atwater (B. Max Mehl, 6/1946: lot 674 as "slight wear on the highest portions, probably due mostly to cabinet friction")
- "Grant Pierce" (Stack's 5/1965: lot 608)
- (Bowers & Ruddy FPL 8/1965 @ $4,750)
- ("ANA 1976", Stack's 8/1976: lot 956 @ $12,500 as "EF")
- ("Long Beach", Pullen & Hanks 2/1982: lot 380)
- ("Allison Park" Sale, American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004: lot 341 @ $69,000 as NGC AU50)
- Private Collection, O'Connor Numismatics