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    1884 Seven-Piece Proof Set, PR65-PR67
    Original and All NGC-Certified

    1884 $1 Seven-Piece Proof Set, PR65-PR67, NGC. Another well-matched set from the same consignor as the 1880 proof set above. Predictably, the coins have many of the same color characteristics and high level of preservation. Included are:

    Cent PR65 Brown. This coin may be called Brown, but there is certainly no lack of color. Deep cherry-red is interspersed over each side along with moss-green. The fields are only moderately reflective from the depth of color. The strike details are complete in all areas.

    Three Cent Nickel PR66. Like the three cent nickel in the 1880 set, each side on this piece also shows tiny dots of rose, sea-green, and lilac toning. The fields are noticeably reflective, even through the toning. Fully struck.

    Liberty Nickel PR65. The same colors are repeated here as on the three cent nickel and again the fields are noticeably mirrored. Sharply detailed.

    Seated Dime PR66 ★ . It is surprising the cameo contrast was not acknowledged on this piece. It is readily apparent even through the substantial toning. The obverse is mostly deep blue with bright red toning around the rim, while the reverse is toned in varying shades of blue. Exceptional quality.

    Seated Quarter PR67. Each side presents a very different view. The obverse is mostly brilliant, especially in the center, with rose and cobalt-blue rings of color surrounding the margin. The reverse, on the other hand, is cobalt-blue over that entire side. The fields are deeply reflective and the devices heavily frosted, yielding a strong but unacknowledged cameo effect.

    Seated Half PR65 Cameo. This is a well-balanced coin that exhibits brilliant centers that are surrounded by russet and cobalt-blue around the margins. As expected, the fields are brightly reflective and establish the depth necessary for an acknowledged cameo contrast against the brightly frosted devices. Only 875 proofs were struck, plus 4,400 strikes for circulation.

    Morgan Dollar PR66 Cameo. Toned the same as the half dollar, each side has a brilliant center with rings of russet and cobalt-blue around the peripheries. The devices are heavily frosted and contrast nicely against the depth of mirrors in the fields.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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