1893 Isabella Quarter – PCGS MS64 
Lot Number 993
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Presented is a magnificent 1893 Isabella quarter that has been graded a MS64 by PCGS. The Charles Barber design features the crowned bust of the young Queen on the obverse. The legend encircling the bust reads ”United States of America” and the date 1893 is found to the right of the Queen’s image. The reverse features a kneeling woman, holding a distaff, which was used for spinning wool or flax, in her left hand, and a spindle in her right. The Philadelphia Mint began production on the 40,000 quarters on June 13, 1893 about six weeks after the Columbian Exposition opened. Sales of the commemorative quarter did not meet expectations at the Exposition, so ultimately 15,809 pieces were returned to the mint for melting, which left a net mintage of 24,191 Isabella Quarters (including proofs). This lustrous and solidly struck example has a blend of rose, violet, blue and silver-gray patinas over each side making this a very attractive and beautiful coin. 
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