There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Opening Bid
:
Current Bid:
Reserve Amount:

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).


Notice: You are the current high bidder on this lot, but the next highest bid is within one increment. That means that any additional bids on this lot will outbid you. To increase your chances of winning, enter your highest maximum bid.

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).

You are the current high bidder on this lot.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% has been outbid.

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% does not meet the reserve.

(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid does not meet the reserve.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Lot
3486

1875 25C PR68 Cameo NGC....

2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York #1162

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Make Offer:
Make Offer to Owner

The owner of this Item has been actively participating in the Make Offer to Owner program.
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Dec 8, 2011
Item Activity: 12 Internet/mail/phone bidders
309 page views
Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

Description:
1875 Seated Quarter, PR68 Cameo
Single Finest Certified Specimen
1875 25C PR68 Cameo NGC. Type One Reverse. The 2012 Guide Book lists the mintage of 1875 proof Seated Liberty quarters as 700 pieces, to conform to the number of silver proof sets issued that year. However, Walter Breen believed the quarter was a bit rarer than the other silver denominations and suggested that only 630 pieces were actually struck, 550 during the first quarter of the year and 80 in the third quarter. Breen speculated that the balance of the proof sets might have included 1874 dated quarters, or that the 700 proof set figure was in error. Whether Breen's theories have merit or not, the 1875 is the rarest proof Seated quarter of the 1870s and 1880s.
The present coin stands alone at the height of the certification pyramid. Although NGC verifies that this coin has been certified, it does not yet appear on their Census Report (11/4/11). The finest example listed in their Census is a single PR67 Cameo example. Undoubtedly this coin will appear when the Census is updated. The PCGS Population Report lists no coins above the PR66 numeric grade (11/11).
A coin of surpassing quality, this sharply detailed specimen does show a little softness on the stars, but Larry Briggs notes that this feature is always weakly struck. The frosty devices contrast boldly with the deeply mirrored fields, under attractive shades of champagne-gold and cerulean-blue patina. This combination of the highest available technical quality and spectacular eye appeal is seldom encountered in today's market.(Registry values: P2) (PCGS# 85576)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
877,496
bidder-members
$961,519,116
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 33 days left to consign to the 2014 October 8 - 12 PNG New York Invitational Coin Show US Coins Signature Auction - New York!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I believe Heritage did a very good job of the cataloging. I am very pleased overall!
P.C. ,
Lexington, SC
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 July 10 - 13 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
2014 July 10 - 13 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $9,734,681
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $14,773,379
2014 April 24 & 28  CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 24 & 28 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $2,708,143