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    1888 Quarter Eagle, PR65 Cameo
    Impressive Contrast, Full Strike

    1888 $2 1/2 PR65 Cameo NGC. JD-1, R.5. Ex: Simpson. The proof 1888 two and a half has a mintage of fewer than 100 pieces, and relatively few specimens exhibit the blatant cameo contrast of the present Gem. The fields are uniformly mirrored save for an area of unfinished surface near star 5, as produced. The strike is intricate and the eye appeal is imposing. At 68 years, the No Motto Liberty quarter eagle has the longest production run of any gold type, but proofs are only collectible for the final fifty years of the design. Proof mintages were highest during the final ten years of the series, since by then collectors found it easier to purchase proofs directly from the Mint rather than locate business examples of the date. Census: 13 in 65 Cameo, 1 finer (9/20).(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 288B, PCGS# 87914)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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