||1893 25C PR68 Cameo NGC. Proof production dropped noticeably in the second year of production for the Barber type. Only 792 proof quarters were struck in 1893, compared to a series high of 1,245 pieces the previous year. This 1893 is a miracle of preservation. The fields are deeply reflective on each side, and set against this mirroring is a significant presence of mint frost over the devices. Viewing without a magnifier is satisfying, but the use of a loupe reveals finely dappled toning on the obverse that cannot be discerned or fully appreciated by the unaided eye. The reverse is more traditionally toned, in terms of the Newman proofs, with wide rings of gold and blue patina surrounding the margin. A total of eight PR68 Cameo quarters have been certified by NGC of this date, two of which are Star-designated (10/13). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $7,931.25 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.