1872 25C PR (PCGS# 5571)
The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 519
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Beautiful baby-blue peripheral toning comes into view at more direct angles; otherwise we note reddish-copper rim highlights to more softly patinated, pinkish-silver centers. That this is an original Gem is beyond contestation, and a lack of even trivial blemishes confirms the validity of the assigned grade. High Condition Census for this underrated proof Seated Quarter from the early 1870s.