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    1863 Seated Quarter, PR67 ★ Cameo
    Remarkably Attractive Surfaces

    1863 25C PR67 ★ Cameo NGC. Proof examples of the 1863 Seated quarter are apt to be found quite well-struck, and this piece certainly conforms to the rule. Note the full details on the eagle's wing feathers and claws, the fletchings, shield, and all of the star centers. Full detailing is also present on Liberty's head, hair, clasp, and sandals.

    Only 460 proofs for the 1863 quarter issue were produced, and the present PR67 Cameo example is numerically tied with two other non-Cameo submissions at NGC: one PR67, and one PR67 . The finest at PCGS are 10 grading events at the PR66 level, including a single Cameo (10/13). The lovely surfaces on this piece exhibit a similar color palette to other proof quarters of the era, somewhat deeper on the obverse with a silver center and aqua ring leading to smoke-gray at the rims. The reverse shows some splendid iridescent patina, a touch deeper here than on some of the other 1860s proof quarters. Another remarkably attractive potential acquisition.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 23WR, PCGS# 85559)

    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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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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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