||1860 25C PR68 S NGC. The reported mintage of 1860 Seated quarters was 1,000 pieces, but Briggs notes that 458 were melted. Some of the business strike dies and the proof dies known for this issue produced curiously soft strikes in the star centers, as is the case here, but otherwise the surfaces are impeccable in every way, as expected from the remarkable grade. The obverse shows a light purple center ceding to aqua and charcoal moving toward the rims, while the reverse displays more-modest pinkish-silver hues in the center with amber encircling the rims. Generous mint luster and an absence of even the smallest signs of contact make this a remarkable example of the issue. Census: 3 in 68 (1 in 68 S), 1 finer (10/13). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $44,062.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.