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    1884 Quarter, PR69 ★ Cameo
    One of Five So Graded for the Entire Type
    One of Two in the Newman Collection

    1884 25C PR69 ★ Cameo NGC. Of the five Seated quarter proofs, all dates, certified PR69 Cameo at NGC, two are in the Newman Collection. Both of the Newman coins also carry the NGC Star designation for superior eye appeal. The current 1884 quarter is one, the 1883 also in the present Platinum Night session is the other. (For accuracy, we mention that there are two other PR69 non-Cameo Seated quarter proofs at NGC, making seven numerically graded PR69 in all; there are none at NGC in PR69 Ultra Cameo.)

    PCGS has never graded a Seated quarter at the PR69 level. All of the foregoing makes the 1883 and 1884 Newman Collection Seated quarters, both in PR69 Cameo NGC, two of the finest Seated quarters appearing for numismatic auction in decades. Coins of such high quality tend to gravitate toward real collectors, numismatists likely to keep such coins for many years, usually as the centerpiece of their collections.

    The patina on this immaculate, fully struck proof is consistent with the 1883, but here there is a bit more emphasis on amber-gold on each side. Some forthright collector could acquire both of the coins with sufficiently forceful bids, in the process acquiring two of the finest Seated Liberty proof quarters on the planet, as well as the beginning of an unimprovable Registry Set.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# AEZK, 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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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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