Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    12th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,210

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on May 12, 2015 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 4 days left to consign to the 2021 May 5 - 7 World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your individual dedication to the hobby, and that of Heritage.
    David C.,
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search