||1888 $2 1/2 MS64 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Mint records report a mintage of only 16,001 business strike quarter eagles in 1888. Mint State survivors are scarce at the Choice grade level, and finer pieces are rare. This example displays warm orange-gold hues over smooth, frosty green-gold surfaces. NGC has seen only 33 numerically finer examples (9/14). 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; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1410.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.