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    Stellar 1897 Quarter, Proof 68 ★ NGC

    1897 25C PR68 ★ NGC. An awe-inspiring proof Barber Quarter from a paltry mintage of just 731 pieces. The devices offer mild cameo contrast with the deeply reflective fields, although this feature is not designated on the NGC holder. David Lawrence ranks this date (as a proof) as 13th out of 24 in mintage, and about the same ranking of certified coins. However, these numbers become meaningless as one approaches this immaculate piece. A variegated mix of lilac-violet, antique-gold, turquoise-blue, and gunmetal-blue colors amply decorate each side in a fully natural fashion and are perhaps, a bit lighter on the reverse. The stellar, Superb Gem features retain their mark-free and spot-free appearance even under a loupe. This coin's originality and technical quality would grace the finest collection of Barber coinage. Population by both services: 9 in 68, none finer (11/04).(#5683) (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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    January, 2005
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