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PR62 1885 Quarter Eagle
Mintage 87 Pieces

1885 $2 1/2 PR62 PCGS. CAC. The tiny mintage of 87 pieces combines with the scarcity of 1885 business strikes to make this an elusive proof issue, according Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, authors of the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins. This specimen has the expected striking sharpness of a proof, including broad rims and crisp definition in the centers. A few minor contact marks and hairlines prevent a higher grade.
Seller is donating a portion of their proceeds, and Heritage is donating the same portion of the Buyer's Premium, from the sale of this lot to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. See page 3 for details.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 7K8D, PCGS# 7911)


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January, 2012
3rd-8th Tuesday-Sunday
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