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    1868 Seated Liberty Quarter, PR68 ★ Cameo
    600 Pieces Struck, Finest Cameo Survivor
    Ex: Eric P. Newman

    1868 25C PR68 ★ Cameo NGC. Briggs 2-B. Ex: Newman. This 1868 Seated quarter is well-deserving of the near-impossibly high grade of PR68 Cameo. Except for the patina, this piece undoubtedly looks just the same as the day it dropped from the Mint's presses -- 147 years ago. This gorgeous coin shows a dazzling color palette, with a ring of silver and amber-gold in the centers radiating outward to aqua and purple hues near the rims. The strike is full throughout, and the frosty design elements contrast boldly with the deeply reflective fields, making this a coin of unimpeachable quality and incredible eye appeal. The plate coin at NGC's Coin Explorer website.

    Variety: The Briggs 2-B proof die pair shows a couple of anomalies that are seldom seen on proof coinage, but which nonetheless make it easy to distinguish between proofs and prooflike business strikes. A small die crack at ER and die lump at B, as made, appear in LIBERTY on the obverse, and the base of the digit 1 is broadly triple-punched north.

    Population Data (4/15): This PR68 ★ Cameo coin is by two grade points the sole finest Cameo certified by either leading grading service. A pair of PCGS submissions grade PR66 Cameo and one PR66+ Cameo appears at NGC.

    Heritage Commentary: Business-strike mintages of Seated quarters were slow to recover after the Civil War, and only 29,400 examples were struck in 1868. Accordingly, Mint State business-strikes are very rare. A small proof mintage of 600 pieces was also accomplished, and while proofs are not rare in an absolute sense, a piece such as this PR68 Cameo example is a condition rarity of the highest order. Registry Set enthusiasts will find no suitable replacement for this delightful PR68 Cameo example.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 23WZ, PCGS# 85567)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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