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Lot
4518

1894 $2 1/2 PR63 Ultra Cameo NGC....

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

Description:
1894 Two and a Half, PR63 Ultra Cameo
Deeply Reflective Surfaces
1894 $2 1/2 PR63 Ultra Cameo NGC. The 1894 proof quarter eagle is a curious issue. There were 122 pieces struck, but for some reason there is a higher percentage of survivors than usual with 50 to 70 pieces extant, and there are also numerous impaired and even circulated pieces known. This is a deeply reflective piece with a thick presence of mint frost over the devices, giving the coin the desirable Ultra Cameo effect. A number of tiny contact marks are scattered over each side, but the only mark of any note is a small rim bump at 12 o'clock on the obverse. Census: 1 in 63 Ultra Cameo, 19 finer (7/12).
Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2012), lot 6429.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 288H, PCGS# 97920)

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