||1873 25C No Arrows PR68 S Cameo NGC. CAC. The Open 3 numeral style came later in the year, superseding the Closed 3 style, therefore the No Arrows silver proofs were of the Closed 3 style, the With Arrows proofs Open 3. Both varieties (of all denominations) are popular type coins; the No Arrows proof quarters were struck to the extent of 600 pieces, the With Arrows 540 coins. The Cameo designation is well-deserved here; Liberty and the eagle are each framed in a circle of silver to light-gold patina, yielding deep amber, purple-violet, and blue hues of these coins at the extreme rims. The strike is complete throughout both sides. NGC has seen two PR68 non-Cameo coins and the present Newman Collection PR68 S Cameo, and none are numerically finer in any designation (10/13). Type (and date) collectors will doubtless engage in frenzied bidding. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $44,062.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.