1835 25C MS63 NGC. B-1, R1. Population (PCGS 3/59, NGC 18/22).
Easily the highest mintage year of the Small Size series with 1,952,000 coins being produced.
Die State I, on this variety, the 3 in the date was entered too high relative to the other digits, and on the reverse, a die crack (as struck) extends from STAT in STATES through RIC in AMERICA. This is a smartly impressed example with satiny luster and no outwardly distracting abrasions. As impressive as these features are, they nearly pale to insignificance when compared to the multicolored toning that both sides possess. The colors are perhaps more vivid on the obverse, where one can see orange, gold, powder-blue, and lavender shades that have a target-like distribution from the rim to the center. The reverse has a more uniform appearance with gold, pale-blue and light-apricot undertones backlighting sea-green and medium-gray patina.
The reverse die from which this coin was struck was leftover from the previous year's production, during which it was used to strike a percentage of 1834-dated Capped Bust Quarters.