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    Rarely Seen PR64 1856 Quarter

    1856 25C PR64 PCGS. Most references cite a figure of about 30 pieces as the number of 1856 proof quarters known, out of a mintage of perhaps 100. Briggs identifies the diagnostic of a proof of this date as, "a large die bulge on reverse that extends from above right wing to 'L' of 'DOL.' " This diagnostic bulge is immediately evident on this coin, which would be immediately identifiable as a proof in any event due to its highly polished fields and tremendous clarity of detail. Hazy golden toning covers the surfaces of this piece, which appear to have no contact marks that can be seen without magnification. An uncommon opportunity for the connoisseur of early proof coinage. Housed in a green label PCGS holder. Population: 7 in 64, 0 finer (2/09).
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(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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