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    1884 Quarter, PR68+ Cameo
    Unimprovable Visual Quality
    Ex: Simpson

    1884 25C PR68+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. Briggs 2-B. Ex: Simpson. The Mint manufactured a meager 8,000 business strikes in 1884, as older U.S. quarters in South and Central America, Canada, and elsewhere continued to find their way back stateside, flooding domestic circulation. High-grade examples of the 1884 quarter can be difficult to locate, making proofs like this more reasonable alternatives in most grades. That said, this immaculate PR68+ Cameo representative from the Bob Simpson Collection is not merely a stand-in for an unobtainable circulation strike. It is a highlight in its own right and would take a place of honor in any assemblage of United States coins.

    On the obverse, delicate central golden patina transitions to rose, violet, and then to cobalt-blue around the rims. The reverse is almost entirely ocean-blue with just a few splashes of magenta and pastel green color. Deep mirroring in the fields and a layer of frost over the devices is enough to overcome the rich blanket of toning, producing stark Cameo contrast. It will take a strong bid to be the lucky collector that claims this Superb Gem. Population: 1 in 68 (1 in 68+) Cameo, 1 finer (4/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23XG, PCGS# 85585)

    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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