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    1880 Seated Quarter Dollar, PR68+
    Type One Reverse, Proof Die From 1872
    Ex: Newman, NGC Plate Coin

    1880 25C PR68+ NGC. CAC. Briggs 2-B. Ex: Eric P. Newman Collection. Rose and lilac tones in the obverse center lead to more intense cobalt-blue around the rims. The reverse is brilliant with iridescent shades about the letters. The contrast falls just short of a Cameo designation. There is a small planchet flake in the field to the left of Liberty's chin, and the surfaces are otherwise blemish-free, as expected at this lofty grade level. The overall eye appeal of this CAC-approved Seated quarter will entice both type collectors and Seated quarter specialists.

    Variety: Briggs 2-B, Type One Reverse. The Type One reverse shows the letters TAT joined at the bottom, while the newer Type Two dies show those letters having shorter bottom serifs and therefore separated. The reverse hub was redesigned in 1875, but not all of the reverse dies were discarded. The Type One reverse die used in this year, on both proofs and some business strikes, dates back to 1872. A cut through the left (facing) border of the shield identifies the die, which was used for the first and last time on business strikes of 1880.

    Population Data (4/15): NGC reports five non-Cameo examples in PR68 but this is the lone PR68+. PCGS shows two PR68 and there are no non-Cameos finer at either service.

    Heritage Commentary: The reuse of the 1872 Briggs C reverse die is a curious situation. Few collectors pursue proof Seated quarters by die variety, and such a collection might reveal new information about the progression of this particular reverse die as it was used over an eight-year period.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23XC, PCGS# 5581)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

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