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    1857 Quarter, PR66
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1857 25C PR66 NGC. Briggs 7-G. Ex: Gardner. The proofs dated 1857 are approximately twice as rare as those dated 1858. The Guide Book lists a proof mintage of 300 pieces for the 1858 and suggests the 1857 proof mintage was 100 to 150 pieces. However, that figure is likely high, since PCGS estimates the number of proof 1857 survivors as 30 to 40 known. NGC has certified three as PR66 with none finer, while PCGS has yet to encapsulate any above the PR65 level (9/14). The other two PR66 NGC specimens have both appeared in recent Heritage auctions, respectively as lot 4229 in our 2013 Central States Signature, and as lot 4177 in our 2014 FUN Signature.

    This piece displays autumn-brown and rose-red color in the fields, while the peripheries are forest-green. A precisely struck and exemplary Premium Gem proof. The motifs exhibit slight frost and might have merited a Cameo designation were it not for the rich original patina. The vertical bulge between the right wingtip and the L in DOL is seen on all 1856 and 1857 proofs.
    Ex: Fairchild Family Trust (Ira & Larry Goldberg, 5/2001), lot 566; Northeast Numismatics (7/2001); Eugene H. Gardner Collection.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23WJ, PCGS# 5553)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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