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    Important Gem Proof 1860 Quarter with Type One Obverse, Type Two Reverse Pairing

    1860 25C PR 65 PCGS. The Philadelphia Mint managed to sell only 542 proof Seated quarters to collectors in 1860. Writing in 1988, Walter Breen stated that the Type Two obverse, Type One reverse 1860 quarter existed only in business strike format. The present proof does, however, combine these two dies and confirms the validity of Larry Briggs' assertion: "The proof die 9-H, obverse Type 2, reverse Type 1, does exist!" The golden-green iridescence on the obverse gives way to electric-blue peripheral accents and mottled russet-gray central toning on the reverse. The deeply reflective surfaces are still, however, readily appreciable. Population: 13 in 65, only 1 finer (12/99). (NGC ID# 23WM, PCGS# 5556)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    February, 2000
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