|1863 25C PR67 S Cameo NGC. Proof examples of the 1863 Seated quarter are apt to be found quite well-struck, and this piece certainly conforms to the rule. Note the full details on the eagle's wing feathers and claws, the fletchings, shield, and all of the star centers. Full detailing is also present on Liberty's head, hair, clasp, and sandals. Only 460 proofs for the 1863 quarter issue were produced, and the present PR67 S Cameo example is numerically tied with two other non-Cameo submissions at NGC: one PR67, and one PR67 S. The finest at PCGS are 10 grading events at the PR66 level, including a single Cameo (10/13). The lovely surfaces on this piece exhibit a similar color palette to other proof quarters of the era, somewhat deeper on the obverse with a silver center and aqua ring leading to smoke-gray at the rims. The reverse shows some splendid iridescent patina, a touch deeper here than on some of the other 1860s proof quarters. Another remarkably attractive potential acquisition. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $19,975.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.