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    1909 Quarter, PR68 ★
    Eye-Catching Multicolor Patina
    Ex: Newman

    1909 25C PR68 ★ NGC. CAC. Ex: Newman. The uniformity in appearance and preservation of the proof Barber quarters pedigreed to the Eric P. Newman collection is nothing short of extraordinary. They were all obviously stored in the same environment, yielding similar concentric rings of magnificent colors. But that occurred over the decades after he selected each coin for perfect preservation, a prescient decision he made many years before such a huge premium was placed on high-grade type coins. This Superb Gem proof, with its Star designation, displays rose, sky-blue, and yellow rings of patina on each side.

    Population Data (4/15): For non-Cameo PR68 submissions there are 12 at NGC and eight at PCGS, but only this piece and one other merit NGC's Star designation for superior eye appeal. CAC green stickers number five in this grade.

    Heritage Commentary: A low mintage of only 650 proofs in 1909 accounts in part for the scarcity of high-grade survivors. Superb Gems are rare, with or without a Cameo designation on the holder.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 242R, PCGS# 5695)

    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
    May, 2015
    12th Tuesday
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