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    Richly Toned 1862 Proof Quarter

    1862 25C PR 65 PCGS. The 1860s was not a propitious decade for the preservation of proof Seated quarters. The turmoil of the Civil War resulted in many proofs being melted at the Mint or mishandled by the collecting public. This fortunate Gem is devoid of even the most trivial distraction. Both sides are deeply toned in variegated copper and olive shades, through which mirrored brilliance shines at certain angles. The 1862 is a difficult date to locate in business strike format. (NGC ID# 23WP, PCGS# 5558)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    November, 2000
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