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    Rare and Choice Proof 1856 Quarter Dollar

    1856 25C PR64 NGC. The estimated mintage for proof 1856 quarters is based upon the number of proof sets distributed that year; that is, approximately 100 sets. Of that number, it is believed that only 25-30 coins are believed extant today. Indeed, NGC and PCGS combined have certified only 39 examples, several of which are likely to be resubmissions. Furthermore, our records indicate that we have handled three specimens over the past 15 years, and the issue has made appearances at 27 auctions within the past 20 years.
    The example we offer in this lot is a flashy, deeply mirrored proof that shows pinpoint striking details throughout. Whispers of gold-brown, cobalt-blue, and lavender toning bathe each side. The surfaces are devoid of significant abrasions; some wispy hairlines in the fields preclude an even higher grade. NGC has only certified five finer proof examples of this date. A prominent bulge through the right (facing) wing, from AM to the arrows, is characteristic of all Proof 1856 Quarter Dollars.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 23WH, PCGS# 5552)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2006
    24th-28th Tuesday-Saturday
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