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    1868 Seated Quarter in Aluminum
    Judd-650, PR63
    Ex: Garrett-Heifetz

    1868 25C Seated Quarter, Judd-650, Pollock-723, Low R.7, PR63 PCGS. Ex: Garrett-Simpson. The regular Seated quarter design. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. The experimental 1868 aluminum proof sets were produced at the request of Mint Director Henry Linderman, ostensibly for presentation to the Bank of England and other European entities, to demonstrate the advantages of aluminum as a coinage metal. However, it now seems more likely that the sets were actually intended as numismatic delicacies for sale or presentation to favored collectors and influential parties in this country. Four cased sets were officially requested, and we can trace the history of four sets in numismatic holdings in the United States, including one set in the possession of Hugh McCulloch, Secretary of the Treasury in 1868, and another in the collection of Mint Director Linderman himself. This Select proof quarter, once included in one of those complete sets, features brilliant surfaces with deep mirrors and frosty devices. A few minor contact marks and hairlines are visible on close inspection.
    Ex: R.A. Britton Collection (H.G. Sampson, 2/1882), lot 956; T. Harrison Garrett; Garrett Collection; Johns Hopkins University (Bowers and Ruddy, 11/1979), lot 396; Jascha Heifetz Collection (Superior Galleries, 10/1989), lot 3283; Douglas Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2013), lot 6006.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29P4, PCGS# 60868)

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

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