||1912 25C PR68 NGC. This later date Barber quarter is an extraordinarily well-produced and (to us) perfectly preserved proof. It is among the finest of the 700 proofs struck in 1912. The proof coins in the Eric P. Newman Collection all share magnificent toning and to a one are high grade. This piece shows shimmering waves of multicolored iridescence on each side with brightly reflective mirrors in the fields that flash brightly through the toning and greatly enliven the patina. NGC did not designate this quarter as a Cameo, but looking through the toning we see a significant presence of mint frost over the devices. Census: 5 in 68, 1 finer (10/13). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $9,987.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.