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    1886 Quarter Dollar, PR68
    Only One Coin Numerically Finer

    1886 25C PR68 NGC. Briggs 2-B. Olive and aqua tones blanket the obverse fields, converging to shades of russet and ochre within the figure of Liberty. The rich color surrounds an untoned shield, offering pleasing contrast. The reverse is brilliant and exhibits varied shades between the rim and letters. All elements are deeply impressed on this Superb Gem, produced in an era noted for exquisite proof coinage.

    Variety: Briggs 2-B. Uncirculated examples of this date are prooflike and often confused with proof strikes. This unquestioned proof exhibits a thick date, and the lettering in LIBERTY is completely defined, as Briggs notes for the proof examples.

    Population Data (4/15): NGC reports three PR68 and none finer. The finest non-Cameos at PCGS are nine PR67 (one PR67+).

    Heritage Commentary: In the 19th century, collectors more often formed runs of proof Seated quarters than of business strikes. The cost of proof examples has since influenced collector behavior, but certain proofs remain accessible, and in some cases, such as the present, are actually more affordable than business strikes in the same numerical grade.

    Provenance: Purchased from Carter Numismatics (12/2006).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23XJ, PCGS# 5587)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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