Missouri auctioneer Scotsman Auction Co.’s latest rare coin sale was
held on July 29 as part of the Missouri Numismatic Society’s 56th
annual coin show, at the Saint Charles Convention Center in
metropolitan St. Louis. As usual, Scotsman’s Midwest Summer Sale
featured a diverse range of collector coins including a few standouts.
But alongside these expensive rarities were many more lots of
uncertified coins, complete or nearly-complete date and Mint mark sets
in albums, and groups that proved ripe for discoveries from sharp-eyed collectors.
Here's the third and final under-the-radar coin from the sale that
we're profiling in this week's Market Analysis:
1916 Standing Liberty quarter dollar, PCGS Mint
State 65 Full Head
One of the most popular 20th century silver coins is the 1916
Standing Liberty quarter dollar with its obverse nudity. Examples are
often weakly struck at Liberty’s head, so examples designated full
head by grading services are coveted by collectors.
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Scotsman offered one graded MS-65 full head by Professional Coin
Grading Service and as the auctioneer reported, “One of the
all-time classics of the entire American numismatic compendium, a 1916
quarter in gem grade with full head details qualifies as a ‘perfect
coin in the perfect grade.’ ”
The lustrous coin featured handsome green-gold toning and the
reverse was encircled by what was described as “a distinctive band of
gleaming denim-grey color, ceding once more to the prevalent
chartreuse tones.” The handsome quarter dollar sold for $28,750.
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