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1878 25C PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC. Briggs 4-D....

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 25, 2013
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Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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1878 Quarter, PR67 Ultra Cameo
The Only Ultra Cameo Proof
1878 25C PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC. Briggs 4-D. If this sharply struck coin is indicative of the issue, we cannot understand why Briggs (1991) states that the proof 1878 quarter was "very sloppily made." This coin is anything but poorly produced; the surfaces are exceptionally smooth with nary a distracting hairline to report. Rich gunmetal-blue and antique-copper surrounds the peripheral areas of each side, while the centers are brilliant. Fully struck with diagnostic rust lumps (as struck) throughout the reverse shield and no singularly mentionable identifiers. The lone Ultra Cameo or Deep Cameo coin at this or any grade level in the combined certified population (3/13).
From The Greensboro Collection, Part III.(Registry values: P2) (PCGS# 95579)

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