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    1893 Six-Piece Proof Set, NGC Certified
    A Magnificent Set of Original Coins

    1893 Six-Piece Proof Set, All NGC-Certified. This wonderful proof set has the appearance of an original set that has been together since the year of issuance. Included are:

    Indian Cent PR66 Red and Brown NGC. The obverse is bright and orange-red except for the upper right margin where deeper cherry-red color is seen. The reverse, however, is deeply patinated. The brown reverse shows hints of cherry-red and blue undertones. We suspect this coin may have rested for many years with the reverse up for display purposes, leaving the obverse bright and unmellowed.

    Liberty Nickel PR66 NGC. The surfaces are wondrously bright and serve to backlight the subtle lilac and rose colors seen on each side. Both obverse and reverse are essentially perfect, with the only exceptions a couple of Mint-made lint marks.

    Barber Dime PR68 NGC. Like the nickel above, the fields are brightly mirrored on each side. The obverse has a golden center with rose around the margin. The reverse has a more muted gray-blue tone. The peripheral lettering and devices show the "brilliant shadow" seen on many originally toned coins.

    Barber Quarter PR68 NGC. Toned similarly to the dime, the obverse has much brilliance in the center, surrounded by rose and blue at the periphery. The reverse, however, has more muted shadings of blue-gray and rose. Again, the peripheral devices are outlined by a thin accent of brilliance.

    Barber Half PR67 NGC. Each side of this Superb Gem has an off-center spot of brilliance, an island of white in an ocean of color. Most of the remainder of both sides is cobalt-blue with the occasional accent of deep rose. A diagonal planchet depression can be faintly seen on the right side of the shield and eagle's wing.

    Morgan Dollar PR67 NGC. Toned similarly to the half dollar, each side has a circle of brilliance surrounded by deep cobalt-blue and rose. A convincing case could be made that the dime and cent lay over the obverse and reverse, preventing those areas from toning. The strike is a bit soft in the centers, as usually seen on 1893 dollars.

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
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