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    1857 Seated Quarter, PR66
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1857 25C PR66 NGC. The exact number of proof quarters struck in 1857 is not known, as the Mint did not begin recording proof mintage data until the following year, but it was undoubtedly small. Survival estimates vary greatly, ranging from just 15 (Briggs, 1991) to as many as 100 (PCGS). The actual number is likely near the middle, as the two leading services show a combined population of 72 coins, including an unknown number of resubmissions.

    This Premium Gem example, formerly in the Phil Kaufman Collection, is one of the three finest examples graded by NGC and PCGS combined (12/14). A medley of low-intensity cobalt-blue, golden-tan, orange, and yellow-green patination adorns the obverse, while deeper hues of the same palette adhere to the reverse. The sharp proof strike has created full detail throughout both sides. The preservation is flawless, engendering elegant eye appeal. A coin of high quality and rarity.
    Ex: Phil Kaufman Collection / Baltimore ANA Signature (Heritage, 7/2008), lot 1828.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23WJ, PCGS# 5553)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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