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    1903 Cameo Barber Quarter, PR68
    Only Two Others Certified

    1903 25C PR68 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Generally speaking Barber coins are seldom seen with a Cameo finish, with perhaps fewer than one in five displaying enough contrast between the fields and devices to receive this designation. Even rarer than a Cameo specimen, however, is one that has survived at the PR68 level of preservation. Proof mintages during this period were fairly low, and just 755 proofs were struck in 1903. While PCGS has certified a total of 273 proofs of this year, only six have been graded in PR68, including all finishes, and none have been graded finer. Of these, just three examples have been given a Cameo designation (7/11). This stunning specimen is virtually unimprovable, and the surfaces appear perfect. The faces are mostly brilliant with just a hint of rose patina on the left half of each side. Pronounced contrast is unusual on this date as the Mint had sought to produce all-brilliant proofs beginning in 1902. Such strongly cameoed coins as this were a chance product of new dies rather than an intentional decision by the Mint's coiner.
    From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 242J, PCGS# 85689)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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