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Photo Type Date
Grade
TPG Variety
GFRC Rating
Description Reserve/High Bid Bid
Capped Bust 25C 1831 Capped Bust 25C 1831
Large Letters
VF30
PCGS
28715937
B-6

Choice
Natural Gray Patina, So Choice and Original, Iowa Collection II Sale This is a pleasing example of the type with cameo-type contrast between the highest points and the grey-toned fields. Light dirt within the eagle nicely outlines the feather detail, and the aesthetic appeal is strong. Fields are smooth for the grade with no obtrusive marks. B-6, with large letters on the reverse. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $180 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1838 Seated 25C 1838
No Drapery
VF25
PCGS
30694815
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Open Claws Reverse, Choice Original, Classic Light Gray Patina, Superb Eye Appeal, Iowa Collection II Sale The piece exhibits pleasing contrast between the deep gray fields and the lighter central devices, approaching “circulating cameo” status. A few minor marks, fully consistent with the grade, are well distributed. The 1838 No Drapery quarter exhibits a curved date, an artful effect less seen with the advent of the With Drapery coinage. The strike is typical for the issue, with softness in the stars and in Liberty’s head. A perfect selection for a circulated first year of type or Seated quarter set. CAC has approved 63 pieces in all grades. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $240 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 25C 1839
No Drapery
AU50
PCGS
20792631
Briggs 2-B

Choice
Closed Claws Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Typical Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection II Sale Gray and olive fields host a swath of deep golden toning across the right side of the obverse. The reverse is more evenly toned with the exception of a deep gray band at the lower right. Varied color is seen as the piece is tilted, and the effect is pleasing. Original surfaces are smooth, and the CAC certification is no surprise. Right obverse stars are soft, typical for the issue. Most of the No Drapery quarters exhibit striking issues of one sort or another, which was probably n a consideration when creating the With Drapery hubs in 1840. CAC has approved 41 pieces across all grades. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $1200 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1840 Seated 25C 1840
Drapery
EF40
PCGS
84308824
Briggs 1-A

Gem
With Drapery, A Crusty Original Gem, CAC Approval, Iowa Collection II Sale A mist of gray evenly blankets baby blue surfaces, while grey shades at the highest points contrast with the surrounding detail. The “look” may not be typical but remains fully original and is scarce as such. Indeed, the CAC population is surprisingly low, just 18 pieces, making this an important opportunity. Strike is somewhat better than seen on the earlier No Drapery coinage, with some star and head detail now present. The Seated quarter design was substantially reworked in this year, with the shield ribbon changing from curved to diagonal, among other changes. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $600 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
Drapery
VF20
PCGS
26340728
Briggs 1-B

Choice
With Drapery, Better Date, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection II Sale Another CAC-certified beauty from the Iowa II consignment, this piece exhibits sea-green fields offset by creamy gray shades at the high points. The surfaces are evenly toned with no distractions, and the design elements are outlined by occasional crust, especially within the obverse and reverse shield. The eye appeal is wholesome, as expected for the pedigree. Strike is typical, with soft stars and head, and some blending of the eagle feathers. CAC has approved 34 pieces in all grades combined. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $295 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1841O Seated 25C 1841-O

EF40
PCGS
84305102
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Near Gem Orignal, Aquamarine-Gray and Blue Toning, Residual Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Iowa Collection II Sale Richly varied colors pop off the surfaces of this early New Orleans quarter. A tilt of the coin quickly reveals blue-green, gold, and russet shades on both sides. The obverse strike is sharp with defined stars while the reverse detail is soft underneath the shield. While the population of the 1841-O quarter is somewhat skewed due to the 1982 New Orleans hoard (181 pieces at PCGS, many more than the surrounding issues), the situation changes greatly when considering quality. CAC has approved only 28 pieces in all grades combined, and, if seeking a circulated toned example, this coin will perfectly fit the bill. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $400 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 25C 1842-O
Large Date
EF45
PCGS
38189220
Briggs 3-C

Choice
Large Date, Rose-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Iowa Collection II Sale Rose-gray covers the obverse, with scattered crust here and there. The reverse is similarly toned with the exception of a vertical sea-green band along the left side of the eagle. The high points are lighter, as expected for a circulated coin. Strike is sharp with defined star centers and about half of the eagle claw joints distinct. The CAC population is just 26 pieces, remarkably less than the 29 pieces reported for the much scarcer Small Date variety. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date). Reserve: $400 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1843 Seated 25C 1843

EF40
PCGS
24827090
Briggs 1-B

Choice
Crusty Gray, Bold Strike, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II Sale Parallel, deep grey streaks blanket the obverse, similar to the "woodgrain" effect characteristic of Indian and Lincoln cents. The elevated points are lighter, and the reverse colors are similar, with the addition of blue-green at the lower portion of the eagle and within the legend. The strike is sharp with distinct star centers. CAC has certified 27 pieces across all grades, and this is yet another opportunity to "take your pick" from an exceptionally large group of CAC-approved Seated quarter. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder. Reserve: $200 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1844 Seated 25C 1844

EF40
PCGS
29799226
Briggs 3-C

Choice
Light Gray, Steely fields, CAC Approval, Iowa Collection II Sale Grey surfaces, more intense on the reverse, host lighter central devices. The strike is typical with soft stars, while the reverse feather detail is somewhat stronger. Marks are minimal with only a thin, shallow line at the second of S of STATES worthy of mention. Small mintages are the rule for 1840s Seated quarters, with 1853 representing the first year exceeding a million pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval, which has certified 31 pieces in all grades combined. Reserve: $170 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1844O Seated 25C 1844-O

EF45
PCGS
28660427
Briggs 1-A

Gem
Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Gray Gold Patina, Undergraded, Iowa II Collection Sale Satiny, cartwheel luster remains under the medium-toned skin of this New Orleans piece, and the "look" is that of an undegraded coin. Varied shades of gold, rose, and deep blue are seen throughout, and the eye appeal is enticing. Sharply struck with strong feather detail. This piece will attract considerable interest. CAC has certified just 23 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $450 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1845 Seated 25C 1845

VF25
PCGS
38220411
Briggs 2-B

Choice
Medium Gray, Unabraded Surfaces, Choice Circulated Eye Appeal, Iowa Collection II Sale Grey and olive surfaces surround more lightly toned central devices, which in turn host light dirt within the shields. Strike is typical, with a few star centers present and softness beneath the reverse shield. Fields are smooth with a few scattered lines above the eagle. The only mark of note, a diagonal line in the obverse shield, blends in nicely. CAC has approved 40 pieces across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date). Reserve: $140 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1846 Seated 25C 1846

EF45
PCGS
30509980
Briggs 3-E

Choice
Russet-Brown Coloring, Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II Sale This piece exhibits toning apropos of the fall season, with russet and brown shades evoking the falling leaves. Higher points on the devices are silver, with crust in the obverse and reverse shields. Well-struck, with all star centers present and some softness beneath the reverse shield. The 1846 quarter is scarcer than the surrounding Philadelphia issues and commands a higher premium, especially in circulated grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015) and certified by CAC, which has approved 40 pieces in all grades. Reserve: $425 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1847 Seated 25C 1847

EF45
PCGS
31944271
Briggs 3-C

Choice
Gray-Blue Coloring, Steely Fields, Residual Luster, A Pleasing Offering, Iowa Collection II Sale Gray toning and bluish shades blanket both sides with remaining luster peaking out here and there. The reverse reveals scattered russet tinges, and the eye appeal is wholesome. The obverse is well struck with defined star centers while the reverse is soft in the central area and beneath the shield. A few scattered ticks are present, including a short line above the eagle's left wing, consistent with the technical grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015) and certified by CAC, which has approved just 36 pieces in all grades. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $300 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 25C 1847-O

EF45
PCGS
38189186
Briggs 2-C

Choice
Near-Gem Original, Iowa Collection II Sale This example is well-struck for an 1847-O, much better than average for an issue that often comes with flat stars and weak detail. The present piece has most star centers evident, and the eagle feathers are nearly all distinct. Both sides exhibit deep russet toning, with portions of the fields revealing original grey. The eagle feathers and shields host light crust, contesting with silver-shaded elevated points. CAC has approved only 23 pieces across all states of preservation. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date). Reserve: $1500 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1848 Seated 25C 1848

VF35
PCGS
81633069
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Compass Point Reverse, Light Olive-Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection II Sale Sea-green and olive obverse fields contrast with the silver-lime high points, and the effect is pleasing. The reverse is less intensely toned with grey-olive fields surrounding a lighter eagle. Marks are consistent with the grade, with light chatter above the eagle noted. Date punches on 1840s Liberty Seated quarters are large, with this year especially so as the digits consume nearly all the vertical space in the exergue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval, with 28 pieces certified in all grades. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $400 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1850 Seated 25C 1850

EF45
PCGS
38189189
Briggs 2-A

Choice
Underrated Date, Residual Reflective Luster, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II Sale Grey and light blue shades cover both sides, with deeper, smoky grey among the stars, while both shields host original crust. The high points feature lighter silver color, and the overall eye appeal is strong. Surfaces are smooth for the grade with just a couple marks above the left wing of note. Well-struck, with star centers visible and soft softness below the reverse shield. CAC has approved only 30 examples across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date). Reserve: $500 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1851 Seated 25C 1851

EF40
PCGS
80668416
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Iowa Collection II Sale This is an underrated Philadelphia date, due to silver arbitrage prior to the 1853 Coinage Act, and thus more scarce than its reported mintage of 160,000 coins might indicate. This piece exhibits multiple colors and is a delight to examine under a light. Gray fields lead to iridescent hues in the stars and legend, with silver highlights gracing the device high points. Seated quarters of this era exhibit a strong depth of relief, with Liberty and eagle rising well above the surface planes. CAC has approved just 26 pieces in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $800 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 25C 1851-O

VF30
PCGS
34114528
Briggs 1-A

Choice
New Orleans Key Date, Medium Gray Patina, Choice Fields, Iowa Collection II Sale This is a better date in the Liberty Seated quarter series and one of the keys to the New Orleans quarters, with a small mintage of 88,000 pieces. Most surviving examples are found with weak strikes and surface issues. This example offers choice fields with natural medium gray patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Deep gray on both sides contrasts with lighter central devices, and the eye appeal is superior. Strike is typical for the issue with soft stars and some distinct eagle feathers. CAC has only approved 20 pieces in all grades. If looking for a premium quality example of the 1851-O date, this is your coin. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $1800 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU58
PCGS
35878873


Choice
Arrows & Rays Type, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, Iowa Collection II Sale Always desirable as a one-year type, the Arrows and Rays design takes advantage of the open space in the No Motto concept, adding a "glory" of rays around the eagle. This piece is largely silver toned, with russet and brown highlights, and retains substantial original luster. The strike is strong with defined stars and pinpoint detail beneath the reverse shield. Light crust at the rims completes the package. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date) with CAC approval. Reserve: $800 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 25C 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
EF40
PCGS
34642348
Unlisted

Gem
Gem Original, Iowa Collection II Sale This is an exceptional representation of the Arrows & Rays type, and much more desirable as a New Orleans strike. Even, deep gray obverse toning surrounds lighter fields, and the silver-rose high points easily convey the look of a circulated cameo. The reverse is more evenly toned, with medium grey and gold offset by crust in the rays and legend. Surfaces are smooth and the only mark of note is a short line on Liberty's knee. No two coins are created equal, and, even more CAC-approved pieces, it is hard to imagine a nicer example for the grade. CAC has approved 38 pieces across all grade levels. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $500 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 25C 1854-O
With Arrows
AU50
PCGS
24593459
Briggs 2-D

Choice
Late Die State Cracked Obverse, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale Dusty gray shades grace the silver surfaces of this example of the With Arrows type. The strike is exceptional, with completely defined stars and distinct claw joints. A prominent die crack is developing through the left stars. Although over a million pieces were struck, this mintage is dwarfed by the Philadelphia coinage that exceeded twelve million coins, making the New Orleans issue a much more desirable example of the type. CAC has approved 26 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $550 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1855 Seated 25C 1855
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
38189200


Choice
Better "Arrows" Date, Steely Luster, Gray fields, Choice Overall, Iowa Collection II Sale Medium grey and olive shades cover both sides of this example of the With Arrows type. Apart from a few toning lines on the obverse, sharing is largely even. The strike is sharp with clear star points and most eagle feathers distinct. Arrows were added to Liberty Seated coinage from 1853 to 1855, indicating the lower silver content mandated by the Coinage Act of 1853. This reduction in silver allowed these coins to circulate more freely with the increasing amount of gold mined in the west. The CAC census notes 40 pieces across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $450 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 25C 1856

EF40
PCGS
36906105


Choice
Thick Crusty Gray, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale Although a common date in the Seated quarter series, only 65 pieces of this issue have been certified by CAC. This piece exhibits varied gray and rose shades, with silver highlights at the highest points. The reverse shield reveals moderate crust, not an unusual situation in the quarter series. The strike is typical, with most star centers present and some blending of the feather detail. While not an expensive coin, this remains a choice, well-detailed example of a 19th century type. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $130 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 25C 1856-S

F15
PCGS
34513168
Briggs 3-D

Choice
Natural Coin Gray Patina, Well Preserved, Fully Original, Iowa Collection II Sale This is a pleasing coin-gray example, evenly toned, with deeper shades in the protected areas. Fields are smooth with no significant distractions, and the eye appeal is enticing. Early San Francisco quarters all have lower mintages, and the 1856-S has long been recognized as a scarce issue. The CAC census reinforces this point, with only 21 pieces reported in all grades combined. Strike is typical, with left stars sharper than the right. Overall a nice example of a challenging coin. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $725 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 25C 1857

AU55
PCGS
20850407


Choice
Frosty Luster, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale This is a high mintage Philadelphia date, but come with choice original surfaces and semi-transparent light gray patina. Sea-green is scattered on both sides and the eye appeal is pleasing. Both shields reveal light crust. Strike is typical with most star centers present and merged detail below the reverse shield. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CAC has certified 91 pieces total. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $275 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1858 Seated 25C 1858

AU53
PCGS
29159008


Choice
Residual Steely Luster, Choice Surface, CAC Approval, Iowa Collection II Sale One needs an example of every Seated quarter to form a complete set, and that includes even the so-called "common" dates such as this 1858 piece. Quarter mintage following the Coinage Act of 1853 was generous, and the 1858 issue is no exception, with more than seven million coins produced. Still, the CAC population is under a hundred examples, meaning that original survivors are elusive. This piece reveals hairline-free surfaces covered in shades of olive, gray, and tan. The strike is sharp, with nice detail below the reverse shield. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $275 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1858O Seated 25C 1858-O

AU50
PCGS
38189167
Briggs 1-A

Gem
Crusty Gem Original, Better New Orleans Date, Iowa Collection II Sale CAC has approved just 29 examples of this better-date New Orleans piece. This is a crusty, gem example of an issue that becomes challenging at the AU level. Deep gray blankets the obverse surfaces, with gold shades present in the recessed areas. The reverse toning is more varied with some silver remaining at the rims and scattered tinges of electric green. Strike is sharp, more so on the reverse. The originality factor is exceptionally strong, and in-hand examination will not disappoint. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $800 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 25C 1858-S

F15
PCGS
34200348
Briggs 2-B

Gem
Natural Coin Gray, Circulated Gem, Important San Francisco Date, Iowa Collection II Sale The 1858-S becomes extremely tough in EF and above, and it's no slouch at this grade level either, especially when considering the eye appeal of the present example. CAC has approved but 17 examples in all grades combined. This piece boasts smooth surfaces with lighter fields offsetting the more richly toned protected areas at the rims and around the central figures. A thin, light line extends from the eagle's beak, but the aesthetic appeal is exceptional for an 1858-S at this grade level. Indeed, opportunities such as this generally come only when a carefully formed collection is made available to the market. Briggs 2-B with the mintmark just touching stem. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $1250 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1859 Seated 25C 1859

AU55
PCGS
81645360
I/II

Gem
Type I/II Design Hubs, Gem Original Surfaces, Steely Fields and Luster, Golden-Gray Patina, Iowa Collection II Sale This offering is a no-question gem with steely fields that are essentially abrasion free. Reflective luster has mild cartwheels under a light source. This example is well-struck, with all star centers distinct. The toning is pleasing, largely even with gold and grey shades on both sides. While the 1859 quarter is not rare in a strict sense, examples such as this are quite another story. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The CAC census is 34 pieces across all grades. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $400 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1859O Seated 25C 1859-O

EF40
PCGS
37955098
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Steely Golden-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Iowa Collection II Sale This is a semi-key in the New Orleans quarter series, which a mintage of 260,000 pieces. The CAC census is a further indication of the situation, with only 22 pieces reported. Even gray surfaces are the epitome of originality, with hints of rose and blue also present. The reverse shield reveals moderate crust, as do the arrow shafts. Strike is typical with some weakness in the stars. The overall eye appeal in pleasing, and this piece will generate significant collector interest. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $400 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1859S Seated 25C 1859-S

VF35
PCGS
38919867
Briggs 1-A

Original
Key Date, Near-Choice Original, Steely Fields, Iowa Collection II Sale The 1859-S is a tough date in the Seated quarter series, and especially so in higher grades. Indeed, not even a single Mint state example is known, as no one systematically collected this coinage at the time of issue. This well-detailed piece is fully struck, with defined star points and nearly-complete feather detail. Gray toning is more intense on the reverse, with gold and rose hues additionally present on both sides. The toning is largely even apart from scattered crust beneath the base of Liberty. A number of obverse marks inhibit CAC approval, including hairlines in the right field. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder. Reserve: $3000 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1860 Seated 25C 1860

AU55
PCGS
15332177
II/I

Choice
Type II/I Design Hubs, Dirty Gold Patina, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale The 1860 quarter has a price profile similar to the neighboring 1861, despite less than a tenth of the mintage. Such opportunities abound within the Liberty Seated series. This is an attractive example with goldish mustard shades liberally draped on both sides, with some residual silver in the fields. Stars to the right are soft, but the eagle's feather detail is sharp. Surfaces are smooth for the grade with no major distractions. The CAC population is 38 pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $300 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 25C 1861

AU50
PCGS
37268659
II/II

Choice
Type II/I Design Hubs, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II Sale This is a sharply-detailed example with minor rub at the high points. A few obverse marks hold back the technical grade, but these are somewhat muted by the thick skin. Olive and gray shades swirl about obverse and reverse fields, with lighter hues in the protected areas. The piece is well-struck, with defined star centers and complete feather detail. The mintage for this coin is high, several million pieces, but the CAC population remains at an even hundred examples. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $200 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1862 Seated 25C 1862

VF35
PCGS
29901364
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection II Sale The 1862 quarter has a mintage of 932,000 pieces, but is more difficult to locate than expected, possibly due to its status as a Civil War issue. This example exhibits choice, original surfaces covered with a light gray patina. Blemish-free, other than one ancient mark at the central obverse. The strike is typical with a few soft stars. Accurately graded and housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder, along with CAC approval. The CAC census report notes 45 examples across all grades. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $200 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1862S Seated 25C 1862-S

EF45
PCGS
29902742
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Important Civil War San Francisco Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Peripheral Gray-Gold Toning, Iowa Collection II Sale GFRC is pleased to offer this choice original 1862 San Francisco quarter from the Iowa Collection. A layer of natural gray-gold toning covers light gray fields, with peripheral toning especially pleasing on the reverse. Surfaces are unabraded and smooth, hosting a sharp strike with full star points and near-complete feather detail. The CAC population is 29 pieces, meaning that locating a CAC-approved example even at a national show is no sure thing. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015) with CAC certification. Ex. Forest Hill Collection, Iowa Collection I. Reserve: $1800 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1864S Seated 25C 1864-S

EF40
PCGS
38998615
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Lowest Mintage San Francisco Issue, Near-Gem Original, Iowa Collection II Sale The 1864-S stands atop the San Francisco quarters with the lowest mintage, 20,000 pieces, in the series. Along with the 1872-S, and, to a lesser extent, the 1860-S and 1871-S, this piece has long been acknowledged as one of the key dates in the entire Seated quarter set. This is a gorgeous example with even gray surfaces highlighted by gold shades in the protected areas, most intensely in the stars and legend. Original fields are exceptionally smooth for the grade with no obvious distractions. Well-struck, as usual for this issue, with inner detail present in the left stars, while most of the eagle claw joins exhibit solid separation. CAC has approved a miniscule 12 pieces, with only a single coin at EF45 and two examples at MS64 placed above the present piece. This coin presents a compelling combination of rarity, originality, and eye appeal, an offering that will not be soon repeated. Opportunity beckons! Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder. Reserve: $5500 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1865 Seated 25C 1865

VF25
PCGS
18323343
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Repunched Date, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale Dusty gray shades blanket both sides of this Civil War-dated Seated quarter, surrounded by light crust in the obverse stars. Hints of maroon underlie the medium toning, and the eye appeal is pleasing. Fields are smooth for the grade, with the only mark of note extending from the eagle’s beak. LIBERTY is lightly struck, a characteristic shared with the 1867 business strike quarter. Mintage is a low 58,000 pieces, of which only 25 have been certified by CAC in all grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $450 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1865S Seated 25C 1865-S

EF45
PCGS
08690177
Briggs 1-A

Original
Better San Francisco Date, Rose-Gray Coloring, Original Surfaces, Iowa Collection II Sale This is nicely-toned, better-date San Francisco quarter, with even rose color atop the obverse, while the reverse exhibits olive and grey shades. The reverse reveals bits of original crust, particularly at the left rim, while the shield verticals protect dirt in the adjacent recesses. The strike is typical, with a couple star points evident. A mere 13 pieces are reported in the CAC census, making the present offering an important opportunity. While an entire CAC-approved set may be beyond many collectors, why not consider a subset such as the Civil War or San Francisco dates? Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Reserve: $1300 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1866 Seated 25C 1866
With Motto
VF25
PCGS
38189182
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Near-Gem Original, Classic Natural Gray Patina, Iowa Collection II Sale Coin-grey surfaces reveal precisely what one expects from a premium coin – original dirt in the protected areas, light central devices, and fields more deeply shaded. Surfaces are smooth for the grade, with only a thin, horizonal line at Liberty’s wrist. The reverse shield is weak, an all-important die marker that distinguishes between business strikes and less desirable Proof examples. The 1866 quarter, along with the 1853 No Arrows, is one of the key dates among Philadelphia coins in the Seated quarter series. CAC has certified 22 pieces in all grades. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection "Duplicates" Sale. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $1600 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1866 Seated 25C 1866
With Motto
F12
PCGS
80670240
Briggs 1-A

Choice
With Motto, Rare in Circulated Grades, Near Gem Original, Light Gray Patina, Iowa Collection II Sale This is choice example for the grade, with even color and no distracting spots or field disturbances. Gray rims lead to lighter fields and central devices. A few horizontal lines in the right obverse are completely consistent with the technical grade, and the overall eye appeal is compelling. As is typical for business strikes, the upper left portion of the shield is worn away, an effect evident even on lower grade examples. Proofs of this dates are remarkably easier to locate and not as avidly pursued as the collector-grade circulated pieces. CAC has approved only 22 coins, of which the Iowa II Collection contains two examples – in this case, enough to qualify for a hoard! Ex. Iowa Collection I. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Reserve: $1400 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1866S Seated 25C 1866-S

VG10
PCGS
81734995
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Choice Original, Natural Gray Patina, Iowa Collection II Sale San Francisco began using a smaller mintmark punch on this issue, and this reverse die has a distinctive cut in the lower portion of the mintmark, an anomaly seen also on the 1867-S and 1869-S quarters. Low mintage is again the watchword for the San Francisco Seated quarter series, with only 28,000 pieces struck in this year. This is a lovely, light silver example with even, smooth surfaces and no distracting marks apart from a short line in Liberty's face. This is an elusive coin, particularly so when CAC-certified, with just 10 pieces approved by CAC altogether. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder. Reserve: $1450 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 25C 1867

VF35
PCGS
38189132
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Low Mintage Philadelphia Strike, Steely Fields, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale The 1867 quarter sits amid a run of low-mintage Philadelphia dates, struck during a period when “hard money” was scarce and paper substitutes filled the void. Only 20,000 pieces were struck in this year, and, like the 1866 quarter, business strikes are more desirable than proofs. Fortunately, these are easily distinguished, with circulation pieces exhibiting weakness in the obverse shield ribbon. That is clearly the case here, with several letter of LIBERTY indistinct. This piece reveals mixed gold, olive, and bluish shades, more intensely on the obverse. High points are lighter, and the overall “look” is eye appealing. Well struck, with all star centers distinct. CAC has approved just 23 pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $1300 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1867S Seated 25C 1867-S

VF25
PCGS
26086606
Briggs 1-A

Original
Rare San Francisco Date, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Pewter-Gray Patina, Well Preserved, Iowa Collection II Sale The Seated quarter series is full of challenging pieces, and the 1867-S emission is positioned well up the ladder as a semi-key issue. The obverse of this example exhibits a creamy, off-white palette with hints of blue and maroon in the background. These shades are more prominent on the reverse, which remains moderately toned overall. The mintmark is cut, representing a reverse die shared with the 1866-S and 1869-S quarters. Strike is typical, as usually seen for the issue, with soft stars. Note, reverse haze is on the holder. Housed in a PCGS 4.5 (2011-2013) holder. Reserve: $1700 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1868S Seated 25C 1868-S

VF30
PCGS
37955099
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Near-Gem Original at Grade, Iowa Collection II Sale As with the 1866 and 1867 quarters, collectors tend to favor circulation strikes over proofs. The downward sloping date of this example confirm business strike status, an important distinction. Gray fields are surrounded by medium olive shading in the stars and legend. The color is slightly more intense on the reverse, but by no means overwhelming. A bit of crust is scattered here and there, notably within Liberty’s drapery and the reverse shield. Strike is typical with several star centers evident, while the reverse rim is beginning to weaken, a characteristic noted in the Briggs encyclopedia. The CAC census is 15 pieces, yet another low population, as is often the case within the Seated quarter series. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $975 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1869 Seated 25C 1869

VF25
PCGS
38189135
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Difficult Philadelphia Date, Gray-Rose Patina, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II Sale A no-probem, pleasing mid-grade example, this piece exhibits even gray and rose toning on both sides, with original crust sprinkled here and there. High points of Liberty and the eagle reveal lighter gray-silver shades. Strike is typical, with most stars soft. The late 1860s Seated quarter production was minimal, with just 16,000 pieces struck in Philadelphia this year. CAC has approved only 14 pieces in all grade combined. This is a challenging piece with substantial eye appeal. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $1500 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1869S Seated 25C 1869-S

VF30
PCGS
30446529
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Scarce Date Especially Choice, Creamy Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces,, Iowa Collection II Sale Light, smoky grey tones cover both sides of this better-date Seated quarter issue, more deeply within the protected areas of the stars, date, and legend. Occasional crust is evident in the gown and right wing. Fields are largely undisturbed, with the only mark of note extending southwest from the obverse shield. Strike is typical, with some blending of the feather detail. The CAC population is a miniscule 13 pieces, remarkably less than that of the 1870-CC quarter, of which 14 are noted. Low CAC populations are the rule for the Iowa II consignment, and the opportunity to choose from so many different issues at one time represents an embarrassment of riches. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $1100 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1870 Seated 25C 1870

EF40
PCGS
38189137
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Scarce Low Mintage Date, Bright Light Eye Appeal, CAC Approval, Iowa Collection II Sale The 1870 issue can be overlooked within the Seated quarter series, as attention is often diverted toward the ultra-rare 1870-CC emission. Still, the Philadelphia mint struck only 86,400 quarters in this year, and these are legitimately scarce. Choice survivors are even more so, with the CAC census reporting just 22 examples across all grades. This piece exhibits medium gray and rose toning with hints of gold underneath the even shading. Silver graces the highest points, contrasting with adjacent areas. Strike is sharp, with distinct detail beneath the reverse shield. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $500 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1871 Seated 25C 1871

VF35
PCGS
38189139


Choice
Thick Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale This is another lower mintage issue within the Seated quarter series (118,200 struck) that is priced more as a type coin. Coinage of silver greatly expanded in 1873 with the advent of increasing production in the western U.S., and these pre-silver rush Philadelphia pieces tend to be ignored in light of the more challenging branch Mint issues of the same period. This example is blanketed in mixed tan and maroon shades, with the central device high points revealing contrasting silver tones. Fields are smooth for the grade with no obvious distractions. The piece is well-struck with a few star centers evident, and the claw joints exhibit some separation. The CAC population is 19 pieces in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $300 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1872 Seated 25C 1872

VF35
PCGS
31627229


Choice
Difficult Date, Crusty Gray, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale The CAC census reports a mere 12 pieces, a remarkable situation for an issue that is not generally perceived as a challenging date to acquire. Over time, the rarity of choice examples will have a greater impact on the market, as eye appeal continues to play a greater role in purchase decisions. This piece exhibits even, medium gray shading, more lightly on the reverse. The obverse left field reveal a few lines that blend with the surrounding area, an important consideration in the CAC evaluation. Original dirt graces the eagle, and the overall aesthetic appeal is wholesome. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $400 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1872CC Seated 25C 1872-CC

G06
PCGS
26840147
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Key Date, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale This piece perfectly represents the lure of Seated coinage – a rare piece with honest wear, a coin that could tell amazing stories if it could speak. Coin grey surfaces host deeper shades in the recessed areas, and the even color is uninterrupted by distracting spots or other disturbances. A coin with this level of eye appeal is a prize, especially as the majority of this issue exhibits unoriginal surfaces or excessive marks. Portions of all letters of LIBERTY are evident, and, in a strict technical sense, the coin grades VG/AG, a typical situation within the Seated quarter series where the reverse tended to wear more quickly than the obverse. The all-important CC mintmark is distinct and clearly matches the placement in the Briggs reference. The CAC census notes 14 pieces in all grades combined. This is a remarkable find - indeed, the only fault the cataloger can find is a bit of haze on the reverse side of the holder, which is easily addressed by a return trip to PCGS. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $2400 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1872S Seated 25C 1872-S

F15
PCGS
80670233
Briggs 1-A

Gem
Rarest "S" Mint, Gem Original, Iowa Collection II Sale Briggs rates the 1872-S as the toughest quarter in the San Francisco Seated series, and suggests that many were melted in 1873, when the legislated weight was slightly increased. The PCGS population is consistent, with 55 pieces reported in all grades combined. Regardless of the absolute rarity, the situation becomes even more challenging when considering CAC approval, which has certified only seven pieces across all grades. This example exhibits a palette of rose-gray, underlying deeper shades in the stars and legend, with mottled tones most intense on the left side the reverse. Surfaces are smooth for the grade with no significant distractions. Stars are soft as is typical for the issue. This piece would be a highlight of nearly any Seated quarter set and will attract considerable interest. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $4750 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
EF40
PCGS
32216643
Briggs 2-A

Choice
No Arrows, Open 3, Natural Gray, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II Sale The 1873 No Arrows quarters were struck prior to the April 1, 1873 Coinage Act and conform to a weight standard of 6.22 grams. The April Act increased this is to 6.25 grams, and arrows were added to the 1873 and 1874 issues to denote the slightly increased weight. This piece reveals even gray toning, lighter on the reverse, with gold shades among the stars, legend, and other protected areas. Fields are nearly unblemished and there are no marks of note. Strike is typical with the eagle’s lower feathers blending together. The CAC population is 18 pieces across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $525 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1873S Seated 25C 1873-S

EF40
PCGS
08841149
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Natural Gray-Gold Surfaces, Choice and Original, Iowa Collection II Sale Gold and grey shades mix together atop the original surfaces of this With Arrows type example. This is a better-date piece, with just 156,000 struck in this year. Philadelphia mintages of the With Arrows type are substantially higher, making this piece a more compelling selection as a type coin. A few marks are seen in the right obverse field, but the quality of the surfaces remains better than usually seen. Strike is typical with a couple star centers barely evident. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $400 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1874 Seated 25C 1874
With Arrows
EF45
PCGS
28447429


Choice
With Arrows Type, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale The 1874 issue represents the final year of a two-year type, with a much smaller emission than the preceding year. The obverse shading on this example is silver and medium tan, while the reverse is uniformly silver with hints of color in the legend. Fields are remarkably smooth, with a few scattered lines around the eagle. The strike is typical, with soft stars and indistinct detail below the reverse shield. CAC reports just 22 certified examples in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $350 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1874S Seated 25C 1874-S
With Arrows
VF35
PCGS
29768159
Briggs 3-A

Choice
Natural Coin Gray, Embedded Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II Sale Medium skin reveals a tan and rose background with occasional splashes of russet and aqua. The stars are dusted with olive shades, which is further seen in the reverse legend and lower portion of the eagle. Light dirt fills the reverse shield, and to a lesser extent several of the protected areas. Surfaces are smooth throughout, with no obvious distractions. The strike is typical, with a few star centers present. Briggs 2-A, with a date sloping noticeably upward. The CAC population is 30 pieces across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $300 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1875 Seated 25C 1875

AU58
PCGS
26313208


Choice
Intense Frosty Luster, Aquamarine-Gold, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale The mintage of quarters exploded in this year, as silver production boomed in the west. The glut of the white metal eventually resulted in the coining of mass quantities of Morgan dollars, which today attract considerable collector interest, while the rarity of Liberty Seated coinage remains underappreciated. Despite a production of over 4 million quarters, originality was not so prized by 19th century collectors, with the result than only 54 pieces are today certified by CAC. This coin exhibits a mélange of aquamarine and gold shading, with stone original surfaces hosting the medium toning. The strike is bold, with sharp star centers and near complete feather detail. Although not an expensive coin, this is a choice example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $350 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1875CC Seated 25C 1875-CC

AU53
PCGS
37744131
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Rare Date, Important Opportunity, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale The 1875-CC quarter is sometimes ignored, standing besides its lofty brethren in the early Carson City quarter series. While not at the level of the 1870-CC in terms of rarity, the 1875-CC remains challenging in its own right. From an original mintage of 140,000 pieces, CAC has approved 32 coins in all grades, and pleasing high-grade example such as this are elusive. This piece exhibits a warm rose-gray background with deeper shades sprinkled throughout the protected areas. The central figures are neatly outlined by more intense color, and the eye appeal is strong. The piece is well-struck, with defined star centers and delineated eagle feathers. This piece is a highlight in the Iowa II consignment, which is rapidly becoming a recognized pedigree among Seated quarter collections. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder. Reserve: $2500 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1875S Seated 25C 1875-S

AU58
PCGS
24016795
Briggs 3-C

Choice
Heavily Cracked Reverse, Golden Frosty Luster, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale This piece exhibits any number of interesting striking characteristics, beginning with a circular die crack in the reverse legend. The 19th century U.S. Mints were by no means a paragon of consistent production, leading to all manner of curious striking anomalies. This piece further reveals weakness in the obverse stars, head, and date, while on the reverse portions of QUAR DOL are worn away. These issues, of course, are all Mint-made and do not impact an evaluation of the coin’s originality. There are no problems here, and the CAC certification is shared by only 17 other pieces. This example reveals tan shades splashed over silver surfaces, more lightly on the reverse, with minimal crust in the protected areas. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $700 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1876CC Seated 25C 1876-CC

VF35
PCGS
38189151


Choice
Popular Carson City Date, Steely Gray-Blue Patina, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II Sale Even olive shades blanket the surfaces of this Centennial-dated piece, with light dirt in Liberty’s gown and the eagle’s right wing. The toning is medium overall, allowing some contrast with the silver high points. Well-struck with a number of star points evident. The Carson City Mint produced over 4 million pieces in this year, with 68 today certified by CAC. While this coin not especially rare, there is no questioning the appeal of the “CC” mintmark, representing a hardscrabble frontier town where precious metal production dictated the fortune of many. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder. Reserve: $250 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1877CC Seated 25C 1877-CC

AU50
PCGS
38189081


Choice
Large CC Mintmark, Wide Spacing, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale Deeply toned in gold and olive shades, this is sharply struck piece with distinct star centers and virtually complete detail in the usual problem area beneath the reverse shield. Varied hues create a thicker reverse skin, while the figure of Liberty is primarily gold and silver with a touch of crust at the right corner. Surfaces are smooth with no issues of note. CAC has certified an even hundred pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder. Reserve: $400 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S

AU55
PCGS
38207227


Choice
Satiny Luster, Gold and Aquamarine Coloring, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale Shades of mottled gray and olive completely cover both sides, with the protected areas around the stars and date more lightly toned. Residual luster still peaks out from the medium skin, and the original surfaces are eye appealing. This example is nicely struck with the star centers defined, and near-complete feather detail. Despite a mintage of nearly nine million pieces, the CAC population is just 54 coins across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder. Reserve: $275 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1878 Seated 25C 1878

AU55
PCGS
13987697


Choice
Light Silver-Gray Patina, Steely Luster, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II Sale This year represents the last of the high-mintage Seated quarter issues of the 1870s, with silver production diverted toward Morgan dollar production beginning the same year. This piece exhibits even silver shading with hints of plum, more so on the obverse. Original dirt is evident in the protected areas including the date, stars, shields, and ribbon. This is a well-struck example with star points clearly defined, while on the reverse many of the claw joints remain distinct. Remarkably, CAC has approved only 19 pieces from this issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $250 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1878CC Seated 25C 1878-CC

AU58
PCGS
30001421
Briggs 2-B

Choice
Well Struck, Partially Mirrored Fields, Tan-Gray Patina, Iowa Collection II Sale Varying tan shades and occasional russet blanket both sides, with bits of dirt outlining Liberty and the stars. The skin is medium, not overwhelming, and the coin is well-struck with distinct star points. Mintmark placement is inconsistent on the 1876-1878 Carson City quarters, with this example revealing the first C punched higher than the second. The CAC population is 75 pieces, on the higher side for Seated quarters but still scarce in an absolute sense. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $900 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1878S Seated 25C 1878-S

EF40
PCGS
80655394
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Under Appreciated Date, Natural Gray Patina, Well Balanced, Iowa Collection II Sale The 1878-S is a noteworthy date in the San Francisco quarter series, with a low mintage of 140,000 pieces. Briggs notes than some of this production output was later melted for coining into Morgan dollars. This piece exhibits a medium skin of olive and gray, with portions of both sides varying in intensity. Higher points are more lightly shaded as one would expect on an original, circulated piece. The strike is typical, with just a couple star centers evident. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder. Reserve: $1200 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1878S Seated 25C 1878-S

F12
PCGS
81058263
Briggs 1-A

Choice
Substantial Circulated Eye Appeal, Scarce Date, Nice and Choicel, Iowa Collection II Sale This is a coin-gray, CAC-approved example with substantial eye appeal. Even, medium slate grey covers the fields, contrasting with lighter central devices. The rims are more deeply toned with scattered crust. Only twelve examples appear on the CAC census in all grades combined, indicating that choice pieces are few and far between. A perfect example for a set of circulated Seated quarters, one that will attract considerable collector interest. Ex. Iowa Collection I. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $850 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 25C 1879

AU55
PCGS
33994444
Briggs 1-A

Original
First of the Low Mintage Dates, Reflective Luster, Iowa Collection II Sale This year launches the run of low-mintage run of Philadelphia quarters that extends until 1890. These were pursued at the time of issue, meaning they survived in a larger proportion than many other Seated quarters. Still, the mintages were so low to begin with that these coins remain highly desirable. This piece reveals steely blue surfaces with deep russet additionally evident on the reverse. Well-struck with most star centers present, and sharp detail in the eagle feathers. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder. Reserve: $650 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1885 Seated 25C 1885

VF35
PCGS
38037395
Briggs 2-A

Choice
Low Mintage Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II Sale Late date Seated quarters tend to come in high grades, as they were saved from the time of issue. Collectors seeking mid-grade examples will be challenged, a curious situation where high-graded pieces, even though more numerous, still command a premium. This piece is a pleasing exception, with a toning scheme typical of a circulated, original coin – light high points, dirt in the protected areas, and medium gray color in the fields. The strike is typical with soft stars and some blending of the feather detail. A perfect candidate for a circulated “short set” consisting of the low-mintage 1879-1890 issues. The CAC population is 28 pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $500 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1888S Seated 25C 1888-S

EF45
PCGS
20561029


Choice
Mottled Gray-Tan Shades, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale Mottled tan shades cover both sides, more deeply on the obverse. The central figures are lighter, with the eagle being nearly uniform in color. Light dirt surrounds protected areas, including the stars and ribbon. Fields are smooth for the grade, as one would expect on a CAC-approved example. The piece is well struck with most star points and claw joints distinct. While many examples of this issue exhibit weakness in LIBERTY, the letters on this piece are clear. CAC reports 30 pieces certified across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $200 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Seated 25C 1891S Seated 25C 1891-S

EF40
PCGS
29768166


Choice
Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale The last quarter in a long series, the 1891-S was struck to the extent of over two million pieces. Only 34 have been certified by CAC, and this is a worthy example with hairline-free surfaces and medium gray toning. This is a crusty piece with light dirt sprinkled throughout the stars and legend, along with concentrations in the lower gown and around the arrow tips. A few ticks are seen in the central portion of the obverse, but fields remain smooth for the grade. A fitting conclusion to the Iowa II Seated quarter consignment, this is a pleasing circulated example with a low CAC population. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $100 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Barber 25C 1894O Barber 25C 1894-O

AU55
PCGS
31330426


Choice
Light Golden-Gray, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale Gold and grey fields host central devices that are somewhat lighter, with original mint bloom evident in the protected areas. The shading of this well-detailed example is even with no obtrusive spots or stains. The CAC population is 35 coins across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015) with CAC approval. Reserve: $400 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Washington 25C 1936 Washington 25C 1936

MS65
PCGS
36906106


Gem
First Year Issue, Superb Gem, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Iowa Collection II Sale Lusters booms from the surfaces of this CAC Gold example, and the overall "look" is consistent with a coin at the MS67 level. A few miniscule ticks can be detected under a glass, but the surfaces are otherwise virtually perfect. The motto and legends are deeply impressed, and the eye appeal is fantastic. A superb example of this first year of issue type. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with Gold CAC bean. Reserve: $120 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Barber 50C 1908D Barber 50C 1908-D

AU50
PCGS
38779732


Choice
Light Olive-Gray. Complete Strike, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II Sale Tan and olive shades blanket both sides of this CAC-approved Barber half, with the portrait of Liberty less intensely toned. Several of the protected areas host small bits of original crust, but these are not distracting. The reverse reveals a few tinges of blue-green hue decorating the design elements. Surfaces are nearly smooth as expected. The CAC population is 71 pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $250 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Gold G$10 1901 Gold G$10 1901
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
10977074


Choice
Choice Original, Orange-Gold Coloring, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Iowa Collection II Sale Gold is a proven store of value, and a piece such at this, valued at only a moderate premium over melt, represents both a numismatic and precious metals play. This example exhibits brilliant orange toning, a favorite among gold collectors, with substantial luster remaining. While not rare in an absolute sense, the aesthetic appeal remains compelling. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $1100 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st
Gold G$20 1926 Gold G$20 1926
St Gaudens
MS62
PCGS Doiley
7344679


Gem
Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Rich Orange-Gold Patina, Iowa Collection II Sale An iconic design in American coinage, $20 Saints have long been a collector favorite, and the large lustrous pieces immediately appeal to non-collectors as well. The piece is especially mark free for the grade and exhibits a generous amount of remaining luster. One can't go wrong putting away a few of these, in anticipation of a U.S. dollar devaluation that seems inevitable. Housed in a PCGS Gen 2.0 (1989) "Doiley" holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $2300 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday October 31st