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    1860 Quarter, Toned PR65+ Cameo
    First Year of Public Proof Sales

    1860 25C PR65+ Cameo PCGS. Briggs 9-H. Ex: Simpson. The Mint started charging collectors a 13 cent proofing fee in 1860, the year proofs were first sold publicly. The moderate price spike resulted in far fewer proofs being sold than were struck. Of the 1,000 coins minted in 1860, 458 pieces were melted as remainders at the end of the year. This gorgeous high-end Gem Cameo representative avoided that fate and has clearly been well-cared for by generations of collectors. It retains a layer of dusky patina that comes alive when rotated in the light, showcasing eye-catching blue, violet, and golden-orange colors. The central devices are thickly frosted, standing out against the flashy fields around. Population: 8 in 65 (3 in 65+) Cameo, 3 finer in this category (4/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23WM, PCGS# 85556)

    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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