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    1858 25C PR 61 SEGS. Briggs 5-E. While the 2000 Guide Book asserts that the Philadelphia Mint coined slightly more than three hundred proof quarters this year, Larry Briggs (1991) speculates that no more than eighty pieces escaped the melting pot at the end of the year. This is an untoned specimen that exhibits razor sharp definition throughout its richly frosted devices. While the fields are deeply reflective, we note that they display numerous distracting hairlines when one rotates the coin beneath a suitable light source. Despite the low grade designation, however, this is an important example of this elusive proof issue that should elicit strong bids from advanced Seated quarter collectors. (NGC ID# 23WK, PCGS# 5554)

    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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    September, 1999
    23rd-24th Thursday-Friday
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