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1881 $2 1/2 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS....

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 3, 2012
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Location: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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1881 Quarter Eagle, PR64 Deep Cameo
Only 51 Proofs Produced
1881 $2 1/2 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. The 1881 quarter eagle had a remarkably low production run of only 51 pieces. Only 41 certification events have been recorded at both major services, giving credence to the estimate by Garrett-Guth of "20 or so" surviving examples. The vast majority of the proofs known are either non-Cameo or Cameo. It is surprising for an issue with such a limited mintage that only six pieces have been certified (all in PR63 or PR64) with Deep Cameo contrast. This example has deep, even reddish-gold surfaces over each side. A few grade-limiting contact marks appear on Liberty's face and in the right obverse field. Population: 3 in 64 Deep Cameo, 0 finer (6/12).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 2884, PCGS# 97907)

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