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    1877 Quarter, Fully Struck PR68+ ★ Cameo
    Fantastic Eye Appeal, Sole Finest Graded

    1877 25C PR68+ ★ Cameo NGC. Type Two Reverse. The 1877 Seated quarter business strikes were made in prodigious numbers, nearly 11 million coins, but many remained in Treasury vaults and likely were melted to strike the Morgan silver dollars introduced the following year. The proof 1877 quarters were made in the modest amount of 880 pieces. Today many of those proofs are impaired, and some prooflike business strikes are confused with proofs. The Newman Collection coin in PR68+ Cameo is the sole PR68 at NGC, regardless of Cameo or any other designations. It also is the only NGC coin with either Plus or Star designations; the second-finest are a handful of PR67 submissions in non-Cameo and Cameo (10/13). The reverse shows a generous amount of silver remaining in the center with purplish-blue patina near the rims; the obverse shows an amber-gold center with a dollop of pink on Liberty's bosom and similar peripheral colors to the reverse. A splendid, fully struck proof coin with fantastic eye appeal.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23X9, PCGS# 85578)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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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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