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    1897 Quarter, PR68 Cameo
    Starkly Contrasted

    1897 25C PR68 Cameo PCGS. The ever-declining popularity of the Barber type among collectors in the 1890s is reflected in the gradual decline of proof quarter production in the years after the series' debut. In 1897, only 731 proofs were coined, the lowest such mintage of the series up to that point. By the end of the series in 1915, annual proof coinages would have dipped below 400 coins. 1897 survivors are plentiful in most grades, but the availability thins considerably at the PR68 level, with or without field-device contrast. This impressive Cameo exhibits fully struck design elements that are accentuated by thick, untoned mint frost. Deeply mirrored fields are devoid of distractions and yield hints of amber-gold toning around the peripheries. An exceptional, high-end example of this conditionally rare Barber quarter proof. Population: 2 in 68 (1 in 68+) Cameo, 0 finer (7/15).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 242C, PCGS# 85683)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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