1887 $2 1/2 PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC....
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Best Cameo Example Known to PCGS
PCGS certifies far fewer 19th century proof coins, especially gold coins, as Cameo than does NGC: 18 of 30 proof 1887 quarter eagles graded by PCGS did not receive a Cameo designation, whereas only one of 23 examples NGC did not receive any level of Cameo designation. While NGC has certified five examples of the proof 1887 quarter eagle as PR65 Cameo with three finer in the contrast category, as a Cameo at PCGS, this coin is a "one-and-none," alone and unsurpassed in its category (3/13). The single finest representative PCGS has graded is PR66 Deep Cameo.
Reflectivity is elegant and prominent on this Gem Cameo specimen with a "black-and-yellow" appearance at certain angles to the light. Just a hint of orange-peel texture touches the fields, while the devices are exquisitely frosted. While this coin is "only" a Cameo, surely it made a grader or two think twice about the possibility of a Deep Cameo designation. The plastic case has picked up a few wispy scratches, including one across the eagle's neck, that should not be interpreted as damage to the coin.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 288A, PCGS# 87913)
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