||1879 $2 1/2 MS62 NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Moderately scarce despite a mintage of 88,990 pieces, this Philadelphia quarter eagle is boldly produced with substantial, vibrant mint bloom. Brilliant medium-gold color emanates from the frosted surfaces. A few tiny marks are widely scattered and unobtrusive. 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 @ $12.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $413.60. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.