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    1866 Motto Seated Quarter, PR68 ★
    Tied for Numeric Finest

    1866 25C Motto PR68 ★ NGC. The upswell in religious sentiment during and after the Civil War led to placement of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST on America's coinage, beginning with the two cent pieces which debuted in 1864. The With Motto silver denominations, dime through silver dollar, were each made in the amount of 725 pieces.

    The present PR68 example is numerically tied with one other non-Star coin at NGC for the title of finest certified (10/13). The overall appearance of this coin, as noted previously, shows spectacular surface colors and preservation indicating long-term, careful album storage; we can well imagine enthusiastic collectors may want to bid aggressively on multiple Seated quarter proofs from this era, in the hopes of obtaining not one, but a run of prized jewels from the inimitable Newman Collection.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 23WX, PCGS# 5565)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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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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