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    1887 Quarter, PR68+ ★ Cameo
    Sole Cameo Certified at This Grade Level

    1887 25C PR68+ ★ Cameo NGC. CAC. Mintages of the circulation-strike Seated quarters and half dollars would stay low from 1879 through 1889 in Philadelphia, although San Francisco would strike more than 1.2 million 1888-S quarters. The 1887 quarters saw 10,000 circulation strikes complementing the proof mintage of 710 pieces. This PR68+ Cameo example shows thin vertical lines in the left portion of the shield on reverse, a characteristic that proofs of this year share. The fully struck surfaces show generous eye appeal and much field-device contrast, with a color palette shared by many other proofs in this decades-long (and decades-old) collection. This is the sole PR68 Cameo graded of the issue at either NGC or PCGS, even disregarding the Plus and Star designations (10/13).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23XK, PCGS# 85588)

    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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    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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