DESCRIPTION Rare Gem Full Head 1929-D Quarter
Only 3 Finer at PCGS1929-D Standing Liberty Quarter. MS-66 FH (PCGS).
A superior specimen from this challenging mintage with flashy luster and impressively untouched surfaces. The strike is essentially full by the standards of the issue, showing intricate head definition and nearly complete pronouncement to the shield rivets. The brilliant, pearly white complexion that dominates is accompanied by the faintest golden iridescence, testifying to the overall premium surface quality. Absolutely stunning in-person and without any distracting abrasions.
This final-year Denver Mint issue in the Standing Liberty Quarter series is an overlooked rarity with Full Head detail. Only 2% of the original mintage of 1.3 million coins is believed to have been imparted with such detail upon striking. When strike quality is considered in conjunction with overall preservation, the surviving population at the Gem level is dismal, and perhaps as few as 65 coins are available to collectors. This MS-66 FH example is among the very finest of this exclusive group, tied with only 17 other coins at the current grade and just 3 negligibly pieces finer in MS-66+.PCGS# 5775. NGC ID: 2443. http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/5775http://www.ngccoin.com/NGCCoinExplorer/CoinDetail.aspxUCID=2443
PCGS Population: 18; only 3 finer in MS-66+ FH.