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    1875 Quarter, PR68 Cameo
    Repunched Date, Type One Reverse
    Numerically Tied for Finest Certified

    1875 25C PR68 ★ Cameo NGC. Briggs 4-E. Type One Reverse. The flag of the 7 in the date is repunched, as is the lower right curve of the 5. Type One Reverse is readily identified by wide feet on the A in STATES. A coin of unsurpassed quality, this sharply detailed specimen does show a little softness on the stars; Larry Briggs notes that they are always weakly struck. The frosty devices contrast boldly with the deeply mirrored fields under attractive shades of champagne-gold and cerulean-blue patina. This combination of the highest available technical quality and spectacular eye appeal is seldom encountered in today's market.

    The 2015 Guide Book lists the mintage of 1875 proof Seated Liberty quarters as 700 pieces, to conform to the number of silver proof sets issued that year. However, Walter Breen believed the quarter was a bit rarer than the other silver denominations and suggested that only 630 pieces were actually struck, 550 during the first quarter of the year and 80 in the third quarter. Breen speculated that the balance of the proof sets might have included 1874-dated quarters, or that the 700 proof set figure was in error. Whether Breen's theories have merit or not, the 1875 is among the scarcest proof Seated quarter dates of the 1870s and 1880s.
    This piece is the single finest certified at NGC. Census: 1 in 68 (1 in 68 ), 0 finer (11/14).
    Ex: New York Signature (Heritage, 12/2011), lot 3486; Eugene Gardner Collection, Part I (Heritage, 6/2014), lot 30412.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 23X7, PCGS# 85576)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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