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    Desirable 1888 Silver-Minor Proof Set, NGC Certified

    1888 7-Piece Proof Set NGC. The proof production in 1888 included 4,582 examples of each minor denomination, 832 examples of the dime, quarter, and half dollar, and 833 Morgan dollars. We are unsure why the single extra proof Morgan was struck.

    1888 Cent PR66 ★ Red and Brown. An amazing Indian cent, this Premium Gem proof has rich reddish-orange mint color, slightly subdued over time, with exceptional contrast. NGC Census: 1 in PR66 Red and Brown, none finer (12/09).

    1888 Three Cent Nickel PR65. Splashes of pale gold toning appear over the light gray surfaces of this Gem proof. All of the design elements are boldly detailed.

    1888 Nickel PR63. Sharp design details confirm the proof status of this piece. The obverse has light gold toning with a few flecks, while the reverse has rainbow toning.

    1888 Dime PR66. A lovely Premium Gem proof with outstanding iridescent toning and impressive design definition. A splash of light silver brilliance is evident on the obverse. NGC Census: 24 in PR66, 7 finer (12/09).

    1888 Quarter PR64. The obverse of this attractive proof has a circle of light silver brilliance with violet and sea-green toning. The reverse is similar but slightly darker.

    1888 Half Dollar PR66. A delightful Premium Gem, this piece has light contrast with considerable brilliant silver on the obverse, accented by rainbow toning. The reverse has violet and sea-green around central brilliance. NGC Census: 17 in PR66, 6 finer (12/09).

    1888 Morgan Dollar PR64. An exceptional Choice proof with full cameo contrast beneath the toning, although it is not designated as a Cameo proof. This piece is deeply toned with sea-green and gold on each side, the reverse with additional violet and light silver brilliance.


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