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    1896 Barber Quarter, PR68
    Beautiful, Impressive Specimen

    1896 25C PR68 NGC. This beautiful PR68 1896 quarter displays astonishingly bright, reflective surfaces that appear to be made of glass. The design motifs are struck with flawless, razor-sharp precision, and both sides are pristine. Mottled russet and peripheral cerulean-blue patina testify to the originality of this coin, yet fail to diminish the dazzling reflectivity in the fields.

    Population Data (7/14): NGC shows six PR68 and PCGS eight PR68, both with none finer.

    Heritage Commentary: This date saw a small proof mintage of just 762 pieces, and approximately 600 coins have been graded by PCGS and NGC, indicating an impressively survival (despite the certainty of resubmissions).

    Provenance: Moore's Collection (Sotheby's, 11/1999), lot 174.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 242B, PCGS# 5682)

    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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