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    Gem Cameo Proof 1873 Quarter Eagle

    1873 PR 65 Cameo NGC. As with many of the other quarter eagles in this impressive run from the 1860s through the 1900s, the 1873 is also a major rarity as a proof. Only 25 pieces were originally struck, and while estimates in the past have run as high as 19 survivors, a more likely estimate is around 13 pieces. The 1873 is a true condition rarity and this is one of the finest specimens known of this issue. This coin has glittering fields and is mildly contrasted, and while there is very little in the way of post-striking flaws, there are a number of tiny lint marks on each side. An exceptional proof quarter eagle. (NGC ID# 287U, PCGS# 7899)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 1998
    7th-9th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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