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    1846 Seated Liberty Quarter, PR65
    Tied for Finest-Certified Example

    1846 25C PR65 NGC. The 1846 proof Seated Liberty quarter is a very rare issue with a surviving population of about a dozen pieces. One of the survivors resides in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, out of the reach of eager collectors. The coin offered here is one of the finest-certified examples and traces its history back to the famous Phil Kaufman Collection.

    Unlike some of the other 1846 proof quarters that reveal localized softness, especially in the star centers, the strike on the present offering imparts crispness to all of the design elements. Not only are the star centrils complete, but the straps on Liberty's foot stand out, as does the foot-sandal separation. The borders are squared off, and reflective fields yield pleasing contrast with the motifs. Beautiful toning enriches both sides, and consists of a mélange of dappled forest-green, beige-gold, lavender, and orange. Close inspection of the immaculately preserved surfaces reveals little in the way of pedigree markers-no contact marks, planchet defects, or spots. All in all, a simply gorgeous Gem proof that is sure to elicit spirited bidding. Census: 4 in 65, 0 finer (1/15).
    Ex: Grand Central Convention Auction (Paramount, 11/1978); Auction '79 (Paramount, 7/1979), lot 44; Mann-Smedley Collections (Bowers and Merena, 9/1988), lot 201; FUN Convention Auction (Mid-American, 1/1989), lot 2650; Phil Kaufman Collection, Part III (Heritage, 4/2008), lot 2385, realized $23,000.(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23W9, PCGS# 5540)

    Weight: 6.68 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Feb-Mar, 2015
    26th-1st Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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