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    1895 Quarter Eagle, PR67 Deep Cameo
    Tied With Two Others for Finest at PCGS

    1895 $2 1/2 PR67 Deep Cameo PCGS. CAC. In his Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins 1722-1989, Walter Breen describes the dies used to strike proofs for this issue: "Date slants up to r., left base of 1 r. of center of dentil, minute point down from lower part of bun. Same dies used on, apparently, all proofs and some business strikes." The 1895 proof quarter eagle is similar to its predecessor in terms of the number of proofs struck (122 examples in 1894 versus 119 pieces in 1895) and the estimated number of survivors (50 to 70 representatives for both issues). The Philadelphia Mint also struck a paltry 6,000 circulation strikes in 1895, compared to 4,000 business strikes minted in 1894.

    One would be hard-pressed to find fault with this magnificent Superb Gem proof with Deep Cameo contrast. Sun-gold hues color the seemingly bottomless fields, while the expectedly razor-sharp devices are shrouded in a veil of frost. CAC has rightfully awarded an approval sticker. The only pedigree identifiers are two minuscule copper spots between stars 9 and 10. Expect heated competition when this lot is called. Population: 3 in 67 Deep Cameo, 0 finer (2/15).
    From The Big Sky Collection.(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 288J, PCGS# 97921)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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    April, 2015
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