Coin Specifications

Category: Early Quarters (1796-1838)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 6.7400g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.56 (2/25/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1827/3 RESTRIKE B-2 25C PF obverse 1827/3 RESTRIKE B-2 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As the collecting of United States coins grew in popularity during the mid 19th Century, collectors became aware that very rare quarter dollars existed with the dates 1823 and 1827. As happened with so many rare issues, restrikes were produced to satisfy the demand for completeness.

The 1827/3 B-2 marriage utilized the same obverse die as for 1823 and 1827 B-1. It was paired with the reverse die used previously for 1819 B-2, and there are two classes of 1827/3 B-2 quarters. Just two examples are known from unrusted dies and struck over cut down Draped Bust Quarters of the 1804-07 issue. It has been speculated that these two pieces were struck at the same time as 1827/3 B-1 or, perhaps, even before it. Since the reverse die of B-2 was transitional with an 1819 marriage, while the reverse of B-1 was transitional with quarters dated 1828, this seems plausible. Another nine examples are known from the 1827/3 B-2 marriage that show extensive die rust on both dies. These are believed to have been coined decades later. There was a flurry of restrike and novodel coining at the U. S. Mint during the late 1860s and '70s, so this provides a likely time frame. These later restrikes were produced on copper planchets, as well, five such coins being known.

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1827/3 RESTRIKE B-2 25C PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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5/30/2005 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 179 $42,550.00
7/12/2007 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July, West Palm Beach, FL) Signature Coin Auction #442, 442/Lot# 671 $126,500.00
1/7/2009 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 3735 $86,250.00
7/31/2009 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 1082 $69,000.00
5/12/2015 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98326 $51,700.00


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NGC Registry Score 1827/3 RESTRIKE B-2 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5836592260076089616962486324640064736545661667536820743185151051513762159351111
5864595060346115619562736349642464976568666167757023779291811159714486159351110
0000006349642464976568666167757023779291811159714486159351100
0000006374644865216592670767977227815398481267915210159351100
1827/3 RESTRIKE B-2 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5836592260076089616962486324640064736545661667536820743185151051513762159351111
5864595060346115619562736349642464976568666167757023779291811159714486159351110
0000006349642464976568666167757023779291811159714486159351100
0000006374644865216592670767977227815398481267915210159351100
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