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    1886 Seated Liberty Quarter, PR68 Cameo
    Single Finest Certified

    1886 25C PR68 Cameo NGC. Briggs 2-B. Ex: P. Kaufman. There must have been a problem with either the obverse die itself or the position in which the die was installed into the press because the proof 1886 quarter rarely shows more than a trace of definition on the obverse star centrils. Other than these features, every design element on the present coin is fully detailed. The surface preservation is no less impressive with a smooth, distraction-free sheen in evidence from rim to rim. Both sides are untoned, or essentially so, and boldly contrasted in finish. The 1886 is among the rarest P-mint quarters in the Seated series. A mere 5,000 business strikes were coined, along with 886 proofs. The difficulty collectors meet when searching for an attractive business strike has placed considerable date pressure on the extant proofs. Of course, with surfaces that more than justify the PR68 Cameo designation, this specimen is a rare and desirable coin in its own right. This is the single finest certified proof 1886 Seated quarter with the Cameo designation (1/14).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2002), lot 6535.
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23XJ, PCGS# 85587)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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