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    1860 Quarter, PR68 ★
    Impeccable Preservation

    1860 25C PR68 ★ NGC. The reported mintage of 1860 Seated quarters was 1,000 pieces, but Briggs notes that 458 were melted. Some of the business strike dies and the proof dies known for this issue produced curiously soft strikes in the star centers, as is the case here, but otherwise the surfaces are impeccable in every way, as expected from the remarkable grade. The obverse shows a light purple center ceding to aqua and charcoal moving toward the rims, while the reverse displays more-modest pinkish-silver hues in the center with amber encircling the rims. Generous mint luster and an absence of even the smallest signs of contact make this a remarkable example of the issue. Census: 3 in 68 (1 in 68 ), 1 finer (10/13).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 23WM, PCGS# 5556)

    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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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