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    1882 Quarter, PR68 Cameo
    One of Two at This Grade Level

    1882 25C PR68 Cameo NGC. CAC. The mintage of 15,200 Seated quarters for circulation in 1882 complemented the 1,100 proofs struck. The usual Mint custom was to melt the unsold remainder, and this PR68 Cameo is at the top end of the surviving populations. Deceptive prooflike business strikes exist, but the true proofs, as here, show the bottom-left serif of the 1 over the right edge of a dentil. The full strike is another tipoff. We personally would have awarded a Star designation to this piece as well, as the eye appeal is simply off the charts. The center shows amber patina, ceding to pink, aqua, and deep purplish-charcoal near the rims, with a silver center on the reverse and similar rim colors. Census: 2 in 68, 0 finer (10/13).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23XE, PCGS# 85583)

    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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    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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