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    Amazing Quality 1891 Six Piece Proof Set

    1891 Certified Proof Set PR66 to PR68 NGC. The set includes: cent PR66 ★ Red, light orange obverse and deeper lilac-orange reverse; nickel PR66 Cameo, a lovely blue-gray Gem with champagne, lilac, and iridescent toning on the reverse; dime PR68 ★ , impressive cobalt-blue with deeper steel color on the reverse; quarter PR68 ★ , the obverse has intense sky-blue near the borders, around lilac and pale champagne, the reverse nicely toned in rich blue and pale green; half PR68, impressive blue, rose, amber, and lilac on the obverse, pale green, amber, and rose on the reverse; and a dollar PR68, toned in blue, golden-rose, amber, and violet on both sides.

    NGC Census figures for these coins (11/06) are as follows:
    Cent: 1 in 66 ★ , 0 finer.
    Nickel: 22 in 66 Cameo, 6 finer.
    Dime: 1 in 68 ★ , 0 finer.
    Quarter: 2 in 68 ★ , 0 finer.
    Half dollar: 1 in 68, 0 finer.
    Dollar: 2 in 68, 0 finer.
    With the single exception of the Liberty nickel, every piece in this set is tied for the finest certified in its grade category.


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

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