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1888 25C MS68 NGC....

2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114

 
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Auction Ended On: Jul 31, 2008
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Baltimore, MD

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Single Finest NGC-Certified
MS68 ★ 1888 Seated Quarter
1888 25C MS68 NGC. NGC has certified four 1888 quarters as MS68, but within that group, only the present lot has received a Star designation from NGC. None have been certified above MS68, and PCGS has yet to certify any above MS67. Thus, this beautiful Seated quarter can stake a claim to the honor of single finest certified. Bands of ocean-blue and autumn-gold encroach upon the untoned centers. The strike is precise aside from a few upper star centers. The surfaces are immaculate, as if the piece was carefully lifted from the dies with a gloved hand and placed immediately into the fastidiously maintained holdings of a family collection, where it remained for generations prior to its encapsulation by NGC.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23VL, PCGS# 5520)

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