1852 25C PR65 NGC....
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One of Only Two Known
The Only Collectible Specimen
The Kaufman quarter comes out of the John Jay Pittman Collection. David Akers, in his cataloging of Pittman's 1852 proof quarter (5/1998), lot 1321, reports that it was purchased privately from B. Max Mehl on April 15, 1953 for $50.
For those desiring a concise roster:
1. PR65 NGC. B. Max Mehl (privately, 4/1953); John Jay Pittman Collection (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 1321; Superior Galleries (1/2004), lot 286.
2. Proof. American Numismatic Society.
Gorgeous color characterizes the Pittman-Kaufman coin, with medium intensity reddish-gold and violet, accented with splashes of sky-blue. An exacting strike imparts full definition to the design elements, further heightening the coin's eye appeal. The date shows repunching on the 852, and a fine die line runs from the fingers behind the pole past star 8 to the rim. A couple of stray, unobtrusive hairlines do not deny the impeccable preservation of the surfaces on each side. We do not know when another opportunity such as this will arise to acquire the only collectible example of this extremely rare issue.
From The Phil Kaufman Collection of Early Proof Sets, Part Four. (PCGS# 5546)
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