||1882 25C PR68 Cameo NGC. CAC. The mintage of 15,200 Seated quarters for circulation in 1882 complemented the 1,100 proofs struck. The usual Mint custom was to melt the unsold remainder, and this PR68 Cameo is at the top end of the surviving populations. Deceptive prooflike business strikes exist, but the true proofs, as here, show the bottom-left serif of the 1 over the right edge of a dentil. The full strike is another tipoff. We personally would have awarded a Star designation to this piece as well, as the eye appeal is simply off the charts. The center shows amber patina, ceding to pink, aqua, and deep purplish-charcoal near the rims, with a silver center on the reverse and similar rim colors. Census: 2 in 68, 0 finer (10/13). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $21,150.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.