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    1891 Quarter, PR68 Cameo
    Exceptional Registry Coin

    1891 25C PR68 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Speckled deep-plum. midnight-blue, and reddish-gold toning surrounds frosted silver centers of this immaculate Superb Gem quarter. A proof mintage of just 600 coins went partially unsold -- a quiet end to the long Seated quarter series, which was accompanied by a slump in collector coins that tempered demand. This spectacularly contrasted proof remains a highlight of the surviving 1891 production, and it easily ranks within the top half dozen 1891 proofs known regardless of finish.

    The strike is especially sharp for an 1891 proof. Seemingly flawless mirrored fields surround the deeply struck central elements for bold contrast and splendid eye appeal. It is no surprise this coin is tied with just one other for finest at PCGS, which reports just one other Cameo of equal numeric grade and finish. Population: 2 in 68 Cameo, 0 finer (7/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23XP, PCGS# 85592)

    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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