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    Near-Gem Proof 1854 Arrows Quarter
    Two-Year Subtype

    1854 25C Arrows PR64 PCGS. CAC. Walter Breen and David Akers vary -- but not by a great deal -- in their estimate of survivors of the proof 1854 Arrows quarters. Akers numbers 12 to 15 examples in the John Jay Pittman catalog, while Breen advises 10 coins in his proof Encyclopedia. Regardless of the exact number, this near-Gem proof is one of 11 submissions at that grade at PCGS (duplications trying for a Gem grade all but certain), with a single coin finer (2/13). As a rare early proof of the fleeting two-year Arrows subtype, this coin should see plenty of auction interest. The strike is sharp throughout, as expected, and the surfaces display satiny luster with gray-rose patina in the centers ringed by deep blue at the margins.
    From The Jim O'Neal Collection.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 23WV, PCGS# 5550)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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