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    1890 Quarter, PR68 ★
    Vividly Toned, Lowest Post-1877 Proof Mintage

    1890 25C PR68 ★ NGC. By 1890 the demand for new circulating silver led to a noticeable upturn in the mintages of Seated halves and quarters, in particular. Those series had each seen low productions for the better part of a decade. But in 1890 the circulating quarter production was 80,000 pieces, up from 12,000 the previous year. Proofs dated 1890, however, saw an especially meager manufacture of 590 coins. This PR68 NGC example shows concentric obverse patina, but the reverse, rather than having a silver center, shows beautiful lavender toning. The strike is well-executed in the centers of each side; the slightest weakness shows on most of the obverse stars. Census: 6 in 68 (1 in 68 ), 1 finer (10/13).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 23XN, PCGS# 5591)

    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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