||1869 $2 1/2 MS62 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Philadelphia Mint quarter eagles from 1864 through 1872 are all low-mintage dates that make a challenging subset within the larger Liberty Head quarter eagle series. The 1869 issue is rare and desirable, although perhaps not highly recognized for its extreme scarcity. NGC has seen just three MS62 coins, plus three numerically finer pieces -- two examples in MS63 and a single MS64 coin (8/14). Doug Winter estimates no more than 10 pieces are known in true Uncirculated condition once the duplicate submissions are subtracted from the grading service reports. This excellent example is semiprooflike with only minuscule marks. A bold strike complements lustrous, medium-gold surfaces with attractive green accents. Among the finest known of this rare date. 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 @ $25.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4700.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.