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    Eight Piece 1881 Proof Set
    Cent Through Trade Dollar

    Eight Piece 1881 Proof Set PR63 to PR66.
    1881 Indian Cent PR64 Red and Brown NGC. A sharply struck near-Gem that approaches full Red. The flashy pumpkin-gold surfaces show only slight mellowing to brown on the cheek and other highpoints.

    1881 Three Cent Nickel PR66 Cameo NGC. This precisely struck Premium Gem provides light tan-gold toning. The reflective fields appear pristine save for a few trivial flecks on the lower right obverse margin. The loops of the 8s in the date are repunched. Census: 48 in 66 Cameo, 33 finer (11/10).

    1881 Shield Nickel PR65 Cameo NGC. A well struck Gem that displays faint chestnut patina across unabraded and mirrored surfaces. A lovely specimen of this low mintage date.

    1881 Seated Dime PR65 NGC. Deep cherry-red and ocean-blue patina embraces this nicely struck and undisturbed Gem. As is the case with the other silver denominations in the present set, just 975 proofs were struck. Census: 42 in 65, 45 finer (11/10).

    1881 Seated Quarter PR64 Cameo NGC. A practically brilliant Choice proof that demonstrates impressive contrast between the frosty motifs and the glassy fields. A low mintage date due to ongoing silver dollar coinage.

    1881 Seated Half PR64 Cameo NGC. Dappled light golden-tan toning visits this otherwise brilliant near-Gem. The icy devices show only minor incompleteness of strike. The accompanying business strike production was only 10,000 pieces.

    1881 Morgan Dollar PR65 Cameo NGC. This fully struck Gem has barely a hint of golden toning. Careful rotation beneath a loupe fails to locate any detractions. Pleasing frost on the portrait and eagle contrasts with darkly mirrored fields.

    1881 Trade Dollar PR63 Cameo NGC. This proof-only Select specimen is intricately struck and only minimally hairlined. The eye appeal is exceptional for the seemingly conservative grade. Luminous devices and glassy fields demonstrate desirable contrast.


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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2011
    5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
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