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    1912 Quarter, Magnificently Toned PR68
    Among the Finest Known

    1912 25C PR68 NGC. This later date Barber quarter is an extraordinarily well-produced and (to us) perfectly preserved proof. It is among the finest of the 700 proofs struck in 1912. The proof coins in the Eric P. Newman Collection all share magnificent toning and to a one are high grade. This piece shows shimmering waves of multicolored iridescence on each side with brightly reflective mirrors in the fields that flash brightly through the toning and greatly enliven the patina. NGC did not designate this quarter as a Cameo, but looking through the toning we see a significant presence of mint frost over the devices. Census: 5 in 68, 1 finer (10/13).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 242U, PCGS# 5698)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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