Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    Toned Proof 68 NGC 1883 Quarter From the Kaufman Collection

    1883 25C PR68 NGC. Ex: P. Kaufman. Briggs 1-A. The Philadelphia Mint used only one reverse die (Briggs A) to deliver 14,400 business strike and 1,039 proof Seated Quarters in 1883. Examples of these two deliveries, however, are easily distinguishable by the obverse die. All proofs, the present specimen included, were struck from a blundered die with the tops of an errant 83 in the denticles below the digits 88 in the date. This original Superb Gem was expertly preserved from the time of issue. The obverse is awash in generally even charcoal-gray color with whispers of lilac and cobalt-blue iridescence that are only really evident at direct angles. The left reverse is deeply toned, but the right side is brighter with scintillating reddish-orange iridescence. There is not a single noticeable handling mark, and the devices are fully brought up over all features.
    The 1883 is one of several low mintages dates at the end of this series whose popularity is unflagging among collectors who specialize in Seated Liberty coinage. While proofs are relatively available in an absolute sense, survivors typically grade no finer than PR65. At the present level, this coin is matched by one coin and surpassed by only one other, but of which are at NGC (10/02).
    From the Philip Kaufman Collection. (NGC ID# 23XF, PCGS# 5584)


    View all of [The Philip Kaufman Collection, Part 3 ]

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2003
    8th-11th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 245

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $6) per lot.

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Luxury Accessories
    Ends on 02/02/2017

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 27 days left to consign to the 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks again for all your hard work, advertising, promotion,etc.
    Kevin and Stacy Greene
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 January 4 - 9 FUN  US Coins Signature Auction - Fort Lauderdale
    2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Fort Lauderdale
    REALIZED $42,354,805
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,417,978
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,310,502