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    1880 Quarter, PR68+
    Type One Reverse, Proof Die From 1872

    1880 25C PR68+ NGC. CAC. 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. This no-questions proof exhibits the beautiful patina appearing on the great majority of the Newman Collection Seated quarters. The contrast falls just short of a Cameo designation. The eye appeal is top-notch. Census: 5 in 68 (1 in 68+), 0 finer (10/13).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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    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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