1876 25C PR (PCGS# 5577)

2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part II Signature Auction - New York #1190

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    33385
  • Grade:
    PR68*
  • Price:
    $47,000.00
Lot Description
1876 25C PR68 S NGC. CAC. Type Two Reverse. Anticipating a large demand for proof sets in 1876, because of the Centennial date, a generous mintage of 1,150 Seated Liberty quarters was accomplished. The commemorative importance of the date makes this proof Seated quarter as popular now as it was in 1876. Deep purplish-blue rim toning encloses a ring of amber-gold in the centers on each side of this fully struck proof. Some numismatists would argue for a Cameo designation, and there is certainly perceptible contrast. The untroubled surfaces and top-notch eye appeal will entice even the most discriminating buyers. This piece is tied for the numerically finest known, and has an edge over the other PR68 NGC example because of the coveted Star designation, awarded for outstanding eye appeal. Census: 2 in 68 (1 in 68 S), 0 finer (10/13). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
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