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    Extremely Rare Gem Proof 1833 Quarter, Ex: Allenburger, Pittman

    1833 25C PR65 Cameo NGC. B-1, R.8 as a proof. Formerly offered as lot 1291 in the second part of John Jay Pittman's Collection (Aker's, 5/98), where it was described in part as, "Very sharply struck except on the first two stars which are flat. The fields are deeply mirrorlike and have only a few very light hairlines and contact marks. On the reverse, there is a small lump of die rust between the last A of AMERICA and the top arrowhead. There are also several lint marks, including one from the top serif of the C to the talon above it and another below the right wing of the eagle. The D in UNITED and the first S in STATES are also weak. The characteristics described here for this specimen...are common to all of the known Proofs of this variety.
    "The 1833 Quarter is an extreme rarity in Proof with only three or four specimens known...all of the few Proofs that exist are (from) this B-1 variety. However, fully prooflike examples exist of both the B-1 and B-2 varieties and, unfortunately, some such specimens have been incorrectly labeled as Proofs when they were actually just prooflike business strikes." Brilliant throughout, the devices are heavily frosted and present a strong white-on-black cameo contrast on each side.
    Ex: Allenburger Sale (B. Max Mehl, 3/48), lot 894, where JJP bought it for $32.50. (NGC ID# 26Y7, PCGS# 5381)

    Weight: 6.74 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2002
    27th-30th Saturday-Tuesday
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