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    Steel Gray Gem Proof 1864 Seated Quarter Dollar

    1864 25C PR65 PCGS. This lovely early proof is steel gray with no real toning seen. The strike is bold and complete, and we note a fine layer of cloudy haze over the surfaces. The devices are nicely frosted, and the mirror fields are undiminished by time and handling. A token 470 pieces were produced in proof for the year, most of which fail to meet the lofty requirements for a Gem grade. This particular specimen is a delight to view and study, with excellent fields and surfaces, and a bold strike throughout. NGC and PCGS have graded a total of 27 pieces this high, with only 13 seen specimens seen finer in proof.
    From The Richard J. Chouinard Collection of United States Coins, Part One.(#5560) (Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 23WS, PCGS# 5560)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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