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    Well-Matched Seven-Piece 1885 Proof Set
    Rich Original Toning

    Seven-Piece 1885 Proof Set PR65 to PR66 PCGS. The coins in the set are similar in grade and toning and have consecutive PCGS serial numbers. These coins have likely been together for many years and may have originated from the same proof set as sold by the Mint. The set includes:

    Indian Cent PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. Fully struck and satiny with a predominantly peach-red obverse and deeply blended forest-green, navy-blue, and autumn-gold patina on the reverse. A few pinpoint obverse flecks are all that limit the grade.

    Three Cent Nickel PR66 Cameo PCGS. Crisply struck and devoid of contact with lovely light to medium golden-brown, sun-gold, and champagne-rose toning. Population: 30 in 66 Cameo, 10 finer (7/11).

    Liberty Nickel PR65 PCGS. This key-date Gem has a razor-sharp strike and flashy fields. Pastel peach, caramel-gold, and powder-blue adorn exquisitely preserved surfaces.

    Seated Dime PR65 PCGS. Deep apple-green and lavender-red dominates but occasionally cedes to lightly toned areas of rose and sun-gold. Technically flawless, although we note a retained lamination over the second S in STATES, a fascinating mint error.

    Seated Quarter PR66 Cameo PCGS. The obverse displays pleasing swaths of jade-green, electric-blue, rose-red, and honey-gold, while the reverse is deeply draped in golden-brown and green-gray. Well-struck except for the star centers. Population: 9 in 66 Cameo, 8 finer (7/11).

    Seated Half PR66 PCGS. Rich cobalt-blue, sea-green, plum-mauve, and apricot embrace this undisturbed high-grade specimen. A bold central strike with slight inexactness on the upper stars. As is the case for the other silver coins in this set, only 930 proofs were struck. Population: 6 in 66, 2 finer (7/11).

    Morgan Dollar PR66 PCGS. Deep yet diverse shades of green, blue, and brown encompass this well-preserved Premium Gem. The strike is close to full, with only trivial incompleteness at the centers. A minor flan flaw is noted northeast of the arrowheads. Population: 16 in 66, 13 finer as 66 Cameo (7/11).


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2011
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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