Extremely Rare NGC-certified 1831 Proof Quarter Offered in October Sale

Posted on 9/28/2021

Hundreds of NGC-graded coins are presented in Heritage Auctions' Long Beach Expo sale.

There is much excitement over an extremely rare 1831 Capped Bust Proof Quarter certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) that is being offered in an upcoming Heritage Auction sale. This silver issue is among over 300 NGC-graded coins in the Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction #1334. Online bidding has already begun, with the sale wrapping up October 7-10, 2021.

The 1831 Capped Bust Quarter graded NGC PF 66 (lot 3497) is one of the earliest Proof pieces of US coinage. Minted from 1831 to 1838, Proof examples were only produced for presentation purposes or on demand for prestigious collectors, and thus are very scarce. This particular example possesses beautiful toning, and it is of the small letters variety, shown on the reverse’s legend. Bidding for it has already approached six figures more than a week before the sale.

1831 Capped Bust Quarter graded NGC PF 66
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Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale include:

  • a 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime graded NGC MS 66 (lot 3488)
  • a 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter graded NGC MS 64 FH (lot 3503)
  • an 1836 Gobrecht Silver Dollar graded NGC PF 64 (lot 3533)
  • an 1839 Gobrecht Silver Dollar graded NGC PF 65 (lot 3534)
  • an 1889-CC Morgan Dollar graded NGC MS 60 (lot 3545)
  • an 1893-S Morgan Dollar graded NGC AU 55 (lot 3549)
  • an 1838-D Classic Head Half Eagle graded NGC AU 53 (lot 3585)
  • a 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle graded NGC MS 62 (lot 3616)
  • a 1925-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle graded NGC MS 65 (lot 3626)
  • an 1851 “887” No “50” Augustus Humbert $50 graded NGC AU 55 (lot 3635)

Related Link:

Early Quarters (1796-1838)

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