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    1880 Proof Set

    1880 Proof Set. Notable for the election of James Garfield in November, 1880, this eight-piece proof set is a striking memento from that historic and fateful year. From cent to dollar (both Trade and Morgan) the set breaks down as follows:
    Indian Cent PR 65 Brown PCGS. Faded red is still in evidence, along with colorful iridescent undertones.
    Three-Cent Nickel PR 65 PCGS. Well mirrored with a blush of pale golden-orange on the portrait.
    Shield Nickel PR 65 PCGS. The highly reflective surfaces are accented in rose-gray peripheral color.
    Seated Liberty Dime PR 65 PCGS. Deep russet and olive-gray toning.
    Seated Liberty Quarter PR 64 PCGS. A near-gem that is draped in steel-blue, violet, and charcoal-gray toning.
    Seated Liberty Half Dollar PR 64 PCGS. Also deeply toned with irregular burnt-gold and sea-green shadings on the obverse, dark gray reverse.
    Trade Dollar PR 64 PCGS. Gorgeous, rich iridescent toning under mirrored surfaces that still sparkle despite the intensity of the color.
    Morgan Dollar PR 65 NGC. A strict, wholly original gem that is draped on both sides in steel-violet, antique-gold, and various deep iridescent shades.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    Jul-Aug, 1997
    30th-2nd Wednesday-Saturday
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