1891 $2 1/2 PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC....
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Though Gobrecht's work possessed incredible longevity and artistic power (the esteemed Augustus Saint-Gaudens drew inspiration from Gobrecht's Flying Eagle motif for the silver dollar), his once-esteemed creations eventually fell out of favor, and after more than half a century of Seated silver coinage, change was inevitable. The year 1891 marked the last appearance of the Liberty Seated image on circulating coinage. Yet Gobrecht's Coronet gold design remained, and it lasted more than a decade afterward.
This magnificent Superb Gem proof, one of the most esteemed survivors among the quarter eagle specimens from that noteworthy year, offers virtually immaculate honey-gold fields that have seemingly fathomless mirrors. Moderate frost on the decisively struck central devices adds undeniable contrast. A specimen at the height of preservation and visual appeal for the issue; NGC has graded just three Ultra Cameo coins as PR67 and none finer (1/08).
From The Ultra Collection.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 288E, PCGS# 97917)
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