1880 25C PR (PCGS# 5581)

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

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1880 25C PR68+ NGC. CAC. Type One Reverse. The Type One reverse shows the letters TAT joined at the bottom, while the newer Type Two dies show those letters having shorter bottom serifs and therefore separated. The reverse hub was redesigned in 1875, but not all of the reverse dies were discarded. The Type One reverse die used in this year, on both proofs and some business strikes, dates back to 1872. A cut through the left (facing) border of the shield identifies the die, which was used for the first and last time on business strikes of 1880. This no-questions proof exhibits the beautiful patina appearing on the great majority of the Newman Collection Seated quarters. The contrast falls just short of a Cameo designation. The eye appeal is top-notch. Census: 5 in 68 (1 in 68+), 0 finer (10/13). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
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