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    1889 Quarter Eagle, PR66 Cameo
    Tied for Finest at PCGS

    1889 $2 1/2 PR66 Cameo PCGS. JD-1, R.6. Ex: Simpson. Proof quarter eagle production dropped dramatically in 1889, to a meager 48 pieces. The coins were delivered in three batches in June (26 specimens), October (21 examples), and December ( a single coin). A single pair of dies was used to strike the proofs, with the date positioned slightly higher than on the business strikes. The surviving population numbers just 20-25 examples in all grades.

    This spectacular Premium Gem exhibits sharply detailed, richly frosted design elements that contrast boldly with the deeply mirrored fields. The well-preserved yellow-gold surfaces show the orange-peel texture seen on many proofs of this era. Overall eye appeal is outstanding for this rare gold proof. This coin is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts and is the plate coin for United States Proof Coins, volume IV: Gold by John Dannreuther. Population: 2 in 66 Cameo, 0 finer (4/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 288C, PCGS# 87915)

    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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    15th Friday
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