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    Desirable Seven Piece 1885 Proof Set

    An NGC-certified 1885 Proof Set that includes:

    1885 1C Cent PR66 Red and Brown NGC. This sharply struck premium Gem reveals rich ruby-red and aqua-marine colors when it is rotated under a light. Lovingly preserved and seemingly carbon-free.

    1885 Three Cent Nickel PR65 NGC. An exquisitely struck Gem with dusky pearl-gray patina. The upper reverse is lightly strike doubled, but the surfaces are essentially as made. Business strikes and proofs combined for only 4,790 pieces.

    1885 Nickel PR66 NGC. Every kernel shows on the left ear of corn on this splendidly struck Gem. A gorgeous key date example with apricot and steel-blue hues. A pair of tiny mint-made planchet flaws on the reverse field are all that preclude an even finer designation.

    1885 Dime PR65 NGC. Golden-brown peripheral patina frames the lightly toned centers of this crisply struck and beautifully preserved Gem. Although not designated as such, the devices appear to have cameo contrast with the mirrored fields. Only 930 proofs were struck.

    1885 Quarter PR64 NGC. This needle-sharp Choice proof has lightly toned borders and moderate cameo contrast. The obverse is well preserved, and the reverse is only a few wispy hairlines. A very low mintage year, since the Philadelphia Mint was busy with Silver Dollar production.

    1885 Half Dollar PR64 NGC. Blushes of golden-brown patina embrace the borders of this well struck near-Gem. Mild cameo contrast and attractive surfaces ensure the eye appeal. Only 930 proofs and 5,200 commercial strikes were issued.

    1885 Morgan Dollar PR65 NGC. A lightly toned and seemingly fully struck Gem that has obviously been lovingly preserved since the day of its production. Gem Morgan Dollars with the nearly undisturbed surfaces of the present coin are always in demand from specialists of this popular series. (#2343) (Registry values: N1793)


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2004
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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