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    Gem Proof 1859 Seated Quarter

    1859 25C PR65 NGC. Federal records indicate that 800 proof Seated quarters were delivered in 1859, but we doubt whether all of these coins were distributed before the end of the year. Those that were not were melted, and this issue is a well known rarity in all grades. Lightly toned in peripheral copper-red shades, both sides of this coin are pleasingly reflective. The strike is full, and the surfaces are nearly hairline-free. Census: 17 in 65, 15 finer (2/06).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 23WL, PCGS# 5555)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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