1833 25C PR65 PCGS....
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Lightly toned with freckles of forest-green and autumn-gold. Thorough rotation fails to locate any marks, although a minuscule planchet flaw above the uppermost arrow shaft provides an identifier.
In past decades, prooflike Capped Bust quarters were often described as proofs, and sometimes even as one-sided proofs. The definition of what constitutes a proof has tightened since PCGS began operations in 1986. Only a few proof 1833 quarters have been certified by NGC and PCGS. Auction appearances of those certified proofs, ranked in order of prices realized, are reported as:
1. PR65 PCGS. B-1. The present lot. Auction '86 (Superior, 7/1986), lot 1091; Thomas S. Chalkley Collection (Superior, 10/1990), lot 2568, which realized $70,400.
2. PR65 Cameo NGC. B-1. Dr. C.A. Allenburger Sale (B. Max Mehl, 3/1948), lot 894; John Jay Pittman Collection, Part Two (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 1291; New York Signature (Heritage, 7/2002), lot 7791; Portland Signature (Heritage, 3/2004), lot 5632; San Francisco Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 7/2005), lot 443, which realized $46,000.
3. PR65 NGC. B-1. John H. Clapp; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1403; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/1998), lot 6761, which realized $28,000; Baltimore Signature (Heritage, 7/2003), lot 6917, unsold.
From The Silbermünzen Collection. (PCGS# 5381)
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