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    Beautiful, Deeply Cameoed 1882 Proof Two-and-a-Half

    1882 $2 1/2 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. The Philadelphia Mint's delivery of 4,067 Quarter Eagles in 1882 included 67 examples struck in proof format. Although some high grade survivors of the business strike issue display markedly prooflike surfaces, the present coin is readily identifiable as a genuine specimen by the position of the 1 in the date relative to the dentil below the left base. That diagnostic notwithstanding, the pinpoint striking detail, richly frosted texture to the devices, and unfathomably deep fields could only be the result of proof production methods. Aglow in yellow-gold hues, both sides are smooth and nearly in the Gem category. There is a small lintmark (as struck) in the right obverse field that should be of obvious importance for pedigree purposes. Population: 1 in 64 Deep Cameo, with just one additional DCAM example finer (3/04). (#97908)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2885, PCGS# 97908)

    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
    June, 2004
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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