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    1871 Quarter, Toned PR68
    Sole Finest Graded

    1871 25C PR68 NGC. Briggs 1-A. Splashes of soft cobalt-blue, lavender, and russet cascade over both sides of this gorgeous Superb Gem proof, and the design elements are boldly defined. Close inspection reveals impeccably cared-for surfaces, further enhancing the coin's overall eye appeal.

    Variety: Briggs 1-A, the proof die pair. Breen's Proof Encyclopedia recognizes two varieties, one with an earlier date logotype where the 71 nearly touch, another where the 71 are apart. The present offering is of the latter variety, which Breen contends makes up the majority of proofs.

    Population Data (4/15): The current 1871 PR68 example has been awarded the sole highest numeric grade by either NGC or PCGS, including specimens with Cameo or Ultra/Deep Cameo finish.

    Heritage Commentary: Because many of the 118,200 business strikes were probably destroyed in the 1873 silver melt, demand is high among date collectors for high-grade proofs.

    Provenance: Purchased from Jason Carter (9/2011).(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23X4, PCGS# 5570)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    12th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
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