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    PCGS 1878 Eight-Piece Proof Set. A well-matched and completely original proof set from this important year in American numismatics. The set includes both the Morgan and Trade dollars as well as the low mintage, proof-only Shield nickel. R Included are: Indian cent PR 63 Red and Brown, evenly mellowed with darker accents on the highpoints of the reverse; three-cent nickel PR 65, a lustrous gray-brilliant coin with smooth, virtually unblemished surfaces; Shield nickel PR 65, mostly gray-brilliant with just a tinge of golden, shallowly mirrored (as often seen) with a number of tiny, barely perceptible, planchet flakes out of the reverse; Seated dime PR 64, a glassy mirrored proof with deep sea-green and rose toning and a few speckles of brilliance inside the wreath on the reverse; Seated quarter PR 66, blue and violet toning with a dash of rose across the reverse, the fields are deeply reflective and the obverse shows the dotted texture of a cloth; Seated half PR 65, bright, reflective surfaces with attractive blue and rose toning and showing a few speckles of darker color on each side, again showing the textured pattern of a cloth on the obverse; Trade dollar PR 65, the coin has an eye appeal that carries it far beyond the 65 level, the surfaces are unhairlined and show the same blue and lavender-rose colors that are seen on the other silver coins in this set, it also has the same dotted pattern from a cloth on the obverse that interrupts the toning, apparently downgraded by a long, thin planchet depression (looking like the coin was struck through a piece of wire) on the reverse between the upper arrow shaft and the eagle's left leg; and a Morgan dollar, Eight Tail Feathers PR 67, this is the finest 8 Tail Feather certified by PCGS, the coin is bright and light in color with shimmering fields that have taken on a lighter version of the same colors that are seen on the other silver coins, the reverse has a wide arc of rainbow iridescence on the left side while the right side is mostly untoned. R This set is from the same Baltimore area consignor who consigned the 1841-D quarter eagle in MS 60, and was also purchased sometime in the 1960s. A very impressive set of coins that has been together for 115 years.

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    July, 1993
    28th-31st Wednesday-Saturday
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