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    Eight-Coin 1876 Proof Set
    Cent Through Trade Dollar
    Housed in Older NGC Holders

    Eight-Piece 1876 Proof Set PR61 to PR65 NGC. This conservatively graded 1876 proof set is complete from the cent to the Trade dollar. Each coin is separately housed in a circa-1990 NGC holder, prior to the advent of Cameo or Ultra Cameo designations on 19th century proof series. The holders have consecutive serial numbers. The lot includes:

    Indian Cent PR64 Red NGC. A beautiful orange-gold Choice proof with dazzling field reflectivity and exemplary surfaces. The strike is intricate aside from slight blending on the tip of the second headdress feather.

    Three Cent Nickel PR64 NGC. A razor-sharp near-Gem with a carbon-free appearance and original medium olive-gray toning. Pristine aside from a pair of nearly imperceptible hair-thin lines that intersect on the cheek.

    Shield Nickel PR65 NGC. This boldly struck and flashy Gem displays light lime-green and almond-gold obverse toning. The reverse rose-red, sea-green, and pearl-gray tints. Immaculate save for pinpoint carbon on the reverse. The obverse displays minor strike doubling.

    Seated Dime PR62 NGC. Fortin-101. Type One Reverse. This well struck specimen displays obverse cameo contrast despite medium apple-green and cream-gray toning. The reverse exhibits deep gunmetal and forest-green shades. The right obverse field is mildly glossy.

    Twenty Cent Piece PR63 NGC. Although undesignated as such within its older holder, the present intricately struck coin displays blatant contrast between the frosted motifs and the glassy fields. Light to medium orange-gold, ruby-red, and navy-blue toning contributes further to the eye appeal.

    Seated Quarter PR62 NGC. Type Two Reverse. This prominently reflective specimen displays generous swaths of golden-brown and cobalt-blue patina throughout the fields. Nonetheless, substantial cameo contrast exists. Boldly struck and beautiful.

    Seated Half PR61 NGC. Type One Reverse. Beautifully patinated deep autumn-gold, plum-red, and ocean-blue. The strike is precise except for minor incompleteness on the eagle's left (facing) ankle. The reverse appears high grade, although careful rotation of the obverse displays faint field hairlines.

    Trade Dollar PR63 NGC. Type Two Obverse and Reverse. Very scarce as such; Breen did not list this subtype combination in his 1988 Encyclopedia. This is a boldly impressed Select proof that shows some cameo contrast despite rich golden-brown, sky-blue, and jade-green toning. Impressively preserved despite a pair of minor reed impressions on the lower left reverse.


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 24
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