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    1881 PR64 Deep Cameo Quarter Eagle
    Among the Finest Graded

    1881 $2 1/2 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. The 1881 quarter eagle had a remarkably low production run of only 51 pieces. Only 29 certification events have been recorded at both major services, giving credence to the estimate by Garrett-Guth of "20 or so" surviving examples. The vast majority of the proofs known are either non-Cameo or Cameo. It is surprising for an issue with such a limited mintage that only six pieces have been certified (all in PR63 or PR64) with Deep Cameo contrast. This example has deep, even reddish-gold surfaces over each side. A few grade-limiting contact marks appear on Liberty's face and in the right obverse field. Population: 4 in 64 Deep Cameo, 0 finer (11/11).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 2884, PCGS# 97907)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2012
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