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    1879 Quarter Dollar, PR67 ★
    The Finest Certified

    1879 25C PR67 ★ NGC. CAC. Type Two Reverse. The 1879 proof Seated Liberty quarter claims a generous mintage of 1,100 pieces, but this delightful Superb Gem is the finest-certified survivor. Well-known numismatist A.M. Smith acquired a hoard of leftover proof sets from the late 1870s and early 1880s that he purchased from the Mint for face value every year. The hoard was finally liquidated around 1935 by M.H. Bolender and Wayte Raymond, providing many of the finer coins numismatists know about today.

    A fully struck and attractive piece, this coin displays well-preserved surfaces with attractive dabs of golden-olive and ice-blue toning on the obverse, with a brilliant silver center and amber rims on the reverse. Eye appeal is tremendous. Census: 10 in 67 (1 in 67 ), 0 finer (10/13).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23XB, PCGS# 5580)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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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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