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    1897 Barber Quarter, PR68
    Exceptionally Sharp Detail
    Sole CAC Example

    1897 25C PR68 PCGS. CAC. Noticeable field-motif contrast is present on the obverse, although the reverse is a bit too deeply toned to warrant a Cameo designation from PCGS. Rich hues of amber-gold, violet, and aquamarine encompass each side, and the underlying design elements showcase spectacular, full definition.

    Population Data (4/15): The finest non-Cameos include two PR68 at PCGS and six PR68 (one PR68+ ) at NGC. This is the sole PR68 with the CAC green approval label.

    Heritage Commentary: By 1897, the novelty of the Barber quarter had passed and collectors' dislike of the design in general was fully reflected by the proof sales, which dropped to a then-all-time low of 731 pieces. A small number of high-end survivors are known, however, and they are in immense demand among modern-day specialists.

    Provenance: Purchased privately from Heritage (5/2001).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 242C, PCGS# 5683)

    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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