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    Gem Cameo Proof 1879 Quarter Dollar

    1879 25C PR65 Cameo NGC. Breen-4105, Briggs 2-B. Type II Reverse. Official Mint Records state that only 250 Proofs were coined, but as Breen noted: "The low mintage has not been taken seriously." Today, the Guide Book shows a mintage of 1,100 Proofs, in line with the production of other silver denominations, and probably closer to the real production total. Today, some prooflike business strikes have been certified as Proof and vice-versa. This is a lovely Cameo Proof with exceptional contrast. The devices are frosty and lustrous with white color. The fields are deeply mirrored and the whole is accented by peripheral rose, lilac, and blue color, mostly on the obverse. Population: 7 in 65, 11 finer (8/05).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23XB, PCGS# 85580)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    January, 2006
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