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    1898 Quarter, PR66 Ultra Cameo
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    1898 25C PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC. A speckling of blue and russet-red toning embellishes the frosted elements of this richly contrasted, mirrored proof quarter. Lemon-gold toning blankets the reflective surfaces and provides a lightly-hued base for the deeper toning accents. The 1898 proof issue is represented by a large number of high-end, high-contrast proofs -- the Mint finally perfected the technique for producing deeply mirrored fields against thickly frosted devices, making the late 1890s proofs among the most sought-after among all proof issues. This example is overtly original and pleasing for those who prefer some (but not too much) toning over the fully struck surfaces. Census: 6 in 66 Ultra Cameo, 42 finer (2/15).(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 242D, PCGS# 95684)

    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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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
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