NGC grades rare pattern
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has graded the third known example of a pattern 1916 Standing Liberty quarter.
The pattern shows the olive branch running through the letter “L” in LIBERTY on the obverse. It is Judd-1989. NGC grades the piece as Proof-61. Heritage will auction it in August during its Platinum Night in Philadelphia. A Heritage cataloger spotted the pattern, so the coin was submitted to NGC for confirmation. A Proof-65 sold for $312,000 in a 2004 sale by Heritage Auctions.
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