1905 25C, CA PR (PCGS# 85691)

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

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Lot Description
1905 25C PR68 Cameo NGC. While the 1905 is not especially scarce as a date, it is notably lacking with Cameo contrast. To date (3/10), only 27 coins have been certified as Cameo, and no Deep/Ultra pieces have been graded by either of the major services. The Mint began to produce non-contrasted proofs around 1902, and only rarely did it strike cameo proofs again, unless coincidentally from new dies. From the small percentage of contrasted quarters certified, it appears that is just what happened with the 1905. This is a brilliant example with deeply reflective, mirrored fields. The devices are lightly, but noticeably frosted and stand out against the illimitable depth seen in the fields. The surfaces are essentially perfect with no obvious flaws seen on either obverse or reverse. Census: 4 in 68 Cameo, 0 finer (3/10).
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