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    1900 Quarter, Spectacular PR68
    Superb Quality, Ex: Clapp-Eliasberg

    1900 25C PR68 NGC. Ex: Eliasberg. The quality and eye appeal of this high-end Superb Gem proof are spectacular, a fitting assessment given its historic provenance. Peripheral hues of ocean-blue, amber, and violet surround a brilliant center on the obverse and encompass the entire reverse. The strike is remarkably full throughout, and the devices provide subtle contrast with the deeply mirrored fields.

    Population Data (4/15): This PR68 is tied for finest with six other non-Cameo submissions at NGC, one with a Star designation. The finest at PCGS is a sole PR68. Neither service reports a PR69 in any contrast level.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1900 proof Barber quarter is a popular issue due in part to its turn-of-the-century date, but it is only occasionally offered in PR67, and PR68 coins are almost never seen. The importance of this Superb Gem is clear.

    Provenance: Purchased directly from the Mint by J.M. Clapp (12/1900); John H. Clapp; Clapp Estate, to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. (1942); Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1570; purchased from David Lawrence Rare Coins (10/1999).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 242F, PCGS# 5686)

    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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