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    1872 Seated Quarter, PR68
    Tied for Finest

    1872 25C PR68 NGC. This 1872 PR68 Seated quarter, tied for finest known, offers marvelous eye appeal. The color and overall quality are consistent with the other exquisite Newman Seated quarter proofs from the 1860s-1870s. The obverse exhibits rich cobalt-blue toning in the fields, with lighter blue, magenta, and gold at the center, and it is somewhat more deeply patinated than the blue, russet, and gold reverse, with a full strike throughout both sides. This piece is one of only two PR68s at NGC, with one in PR68 Cameo (10/13).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 3TWH, PCGS# 5571)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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