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    1874 Proof Set, Cent Through Trade Dollar
    PR62 to PR64

    Seven-Coin 1874 Proof Set, Cent Through Trade Dollar, Certified by NGC. This seven-coin proof set, Indian cent through Trade dollar, includes a contemporary snap-lock case with green plush lining and openings for each coin. The set comprises these coins, each from a reported proof mintage of 700 pieces or so. Along with the coins and case comes a story about this set sent to us by the consignor, Warren Mills:

    "In 2004 the owner of a property in rural N.H. came in with the 1874 Proof Set in the presentation case. It was passed down for generations in the same family and left for decades in the rafters of the family's farmhouse. There was no way of knowing how long it was in the family and no living relatives could remember when or why it was presented to the family members. The house was well over 100 years old and was part of the family property for all that time. It was rediscovered by accident in 2004 and may have sat in the same presentation case for over 100 years. Rare Coins of New Hampshire acquired and kept the set and box intact to be offered to future generations."


    Indian Cent PR62 Red and Brown NGC. A sharply struck coin with prevailing orange-red field color and largely bluish-brown on the device high points, a higher grade precluded by a couple of small field scrapes on each side.

    Three Cent Nickel PR64 NGC. Mottled olive-gold obverse with light flecks of grayish patina and moderately reflective fields on each side.

    Shield Five Cent Nickel PR63 NGC. Interesting die lapping evidence has virtually effaced the arrow shafts behind the heads on each side. Mint-made planchet indents appear on the obverse, the largest above 18 in the date, another smaller one near stripe 5 in the shield. Two contact marks below N in CENTS.

    Arrows Seated Dime PR62 NGC. A darkly iridescent example with olive-gray accented by glints of rose, more prominent on the reverse, moderately reflective and well-struck. Die rust lumps appear on the figure of Liberty, mostly on the head, neck, right (facing) arm and left thigh.

    Arrows Seated Quarter PR62 NGC. A nice match for the dime, also darkly reflective rose-gray with a couple of scrapes above the eagle in the reverse field.

    Arrows Seated Half PR62 NGC. Another reflective rose-gray coin, sharply struck and conservatively graded. The reverse with orange-rose and pale blue patina is quite attractive, and no significant contact appears. Small marks show beneath the date on the obverse.

    Trade Dollar PR62 NGC. Sharply struck rose and blue surfaces confirm a match to the other pieces, clearly an original set throughout. The surfaces are reflective and lightly hairlined. A small scrape runs through the lower reverse from the fletchings to the last 0 and the A in DOLLAR. A small lint mark occurs below star 6 on the obverse.


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2014
    5th-9th Tuesday-Saturday
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