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1894 $2 1/2

2001 F.U.N. Signature Sale #244

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Auction Ended On: Jan 5, 2001
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Location: Orlando, FL
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Jaw-Dropping Proof 1894 Quarter Eagle
1894 $2 1/2 PR 65 PCGS. There is no doubt in our minds that this deeply cameoed example is completely original. The orange-gold color that blankets the devices yields to deep olive-gold shading in the fields. Fully struck and all but hairline-free, this coin possesses the eye appeal of an even higher grade. A small area of roughness in the planchet between stars 11 and 12 should serve as a useful pedigree marker. Despite a higher mintage, the 1894 (122 pieces produced) is equally as rare as the 1892 (105 pieces produced) and 1893 (106 pieces produced). There are probably no more than 45 examples of this issue extant. (NGC ID# 288H, PCGS# 7920)

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