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    1883 Seated Quarter, PR68 Cameo
    Bold White-On-Black Contrast

    1883 25C PR68 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Briggs 1-A. Proofs were struck from two die pairs in 1883 for a total mintage of 1,039 pieces, yet the issue is surprisingly challenging with cameo contrast and it is elusive-to-rare in the highest grades. The Briggs 1-A die pair is known for remnants of a misplaced 3 in the dentils, as well as numerous die scratches from the engraver's attempt to obscure the errant digit. Other die lines appear across the eagle's tailfeathers.

    A tack-sharp strike and nearly flawless surface preservation give this proof remarkable eye appeal. Blaze-white surfaces are glassy-mirrored and display strong contrast with the frosted central motifs. The white-on-black appearance suggests a Deep Cameo designation is not out of the question for this outstanding Superb Gem. The current coin is tied with two others for honors as the numerical finest among all proof 1883 quarters at PCGS. Population: 3 in 68 (1 in 68+) Cameo, 0 finer (1/16).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23XF, PCGS# 85584)

    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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