||1854-O $2 1/2 -- Obverse Scratched -- NGC Details. Unc. Variety 1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A shortage of silver coinage may be partly responsible for the relatively high mintages of the 1851-O, 1852-O, and 1854-O. No 1853-O quarter eagles were struck, likely due to the large production of Arrows Seated coinage that year. This peach-gold New Orleans quarter eagle displays rich original toning. A trio of vertical pinscratches beneath the chin are less distracting than the NGC notation suggests, since the remainder of the coin is unblemished. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $411.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.