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    Rare Gem Proof 1859 Seated Quarter

    1859 25C PR65 PCGS. Although Mint records indicate that 800 proofs were struck in this year, an unknown number were melted at year's end as unsold, leaving this issue with a high official mintage but low availability in all grades. Gems are especially elusive. Only nine pieces have been so graded by PCGS with five finer (6/01). The fields are deeply mirrored when viewed at a certain angle, but deep blue-gray toning on the obverse tends to obscure much of the flash on that side. The reverse is much lighter in hue with a golden-brown center that is surrounded by deep blue at the margin. (NGC ID# 23WL, PCGS# 5555)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    August, 2001
    8th-11th Wednesday-Saturday
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