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    1885 Quarter, PR68 ★ Cameo
    Tied for Finest Graded, Impressive Quality

    1885 25C PR68 ★ Cameo NGC. CAC. Even among the impeccable Newman Collection Seated quarter proofs, this 1885 graded PR68 Cameo is among our personal favorites, a coin of simply immense eye appeal. The silvery centers of each side -- a much larger area on the reverse, basically putting a circular frame around the entire eagle and enhancing the cameo contrast -- contrast with the deep, even patina at the peripheries, comprising ice-blue, medium-blue, amber, and purplish tones. The strike is full throughout, and there are simply no distractions on this 1885 quarter, also given the Star designation for extreme eye appeal. Only 930 proofs were struck, complementing the meager business-strike production of 13,600 coins. Census: 4 in 68 (3 in 68 ) Cameo, 0 finer (10/13).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23XH, PCGS# 85586)

    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 Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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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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