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    1856 Seated Quarter, PR65
    Gleaming Mirrors, Rich Coloration
    Tied for Finest at PCGS

    1856 25C PR65 PCGS. The Briggs reference describes the 1856 proof issue as follows, "Proofs of this year are quite rare and are identified by a large die bulge on the reverse that extends from above the right wing to 'L' of 'DOL.' " The diagnostic bulge is evident on this coin when viewed under a light, but perhaps a more visible confirmation of the proof dies are several raised, angled die lines in the obverse shield, under the R of LIBERTY. We have seen these lines before on all 1856 proof quarters viewed.

    The smooth, deep mirrors display full reflectivity when viewed at the proper angle. Wonderful shades of purple, blue, and sea-green surround the rims, with translucent orange-gold toning covering the centers. This Gem proof is tied for finest-certified by PCGS. It is estimated that fewer than 30 examples exist in proof format. Population: 3 in 65, 0 finer (3/16).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 23WH, PCGS# 5552)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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