||1877 25C PR68+ S Cameo NGC. Type Two Reverse. The 1877 Seated quarter business strikes were made in prodigious numbers, nearly 11 million coins, but many remained in Treasury vaults and likely were melted to strike the Morgan silver dollars introduced the following year. The proof 1877 quarters were made in the modest amount of 880 pieces. Today many of those proofs are impaired, and some prooflike business strikes are confused with proofs. The Newman Collection coin in PR68+ S Cameo is the sole PR68 at NGC, regardless of Cameo or any other designations. It also is the only NGC coin with either Plus or Star designations; the second-finest are a handful of PR67 submissions in non-Cameo and Cameo (10/13). The reverse shows a generous amount of silver remaining in the center with purplish-blue patina near the rims; the obverse shows an amber-gold center with a dollop of pink on Liberty's bosom and similar peripheral colors to the reverse. A splendid, fully struck proof coin with fantastic eye appeal. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $22,325.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.