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    1894 Barber Quarter, PR68
    Gorgeous Rainbow Toning

    1894 25C PR68 NGC. Fully defined design elements beautifully accent the deep mirroring in the fields on each side amid vivid, concentric bands of rainbow toning. The relief elements are noticeably frosted with modest cameo contrast, although the array of toning precludes a Cameo designation from NGC.

    Population Data (4/15): NGC reports five non-Cameo examples in PR68 (one in PR68+) and none finer. PCGS shows one PR68 and no non-Cameos finer. has seen only one piece in this grade, also with none finer. The only finer example is a single PR69 Cameo at NGC.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1894 had one of the higher proof mintages of the period, and is proportionately available in grades through PR66. Finer pieces, however, are conditionally scarce and major rarities at the lofty PR68 level, with or without a Cameo designation.

    Provenance: Pre-Long Beach Sale (Superior, 9/1999), lot 1186.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2429, PCGS# 5680)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

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