|1883 25C PR69 S Cameo NGC. Unusual, even among all the incredible condition rarities in the Newman Collection -- this example merits a numeric grade that is far more typical of modern-day proof Washington quarters or Kennedy half dollars. Certified by NGC in the near-perfect grade of PR69 S Cameo, this 1883 Seated quarter and the 1884 quarter in the same grade, also in the present Platinum Night offering, stand out as the numerically two finest certified Seated quarters in the entire run of the Newman Collection coins. One might say these coins are the "finest of the finest," as the Newman Collection is unparalleled in breadth in our experience at Heritage. The Phil Kaufman Collection coins, some of which later reappeared in the Greensboro Collection, were memorable, but in that case the focus was on proof Seated Liberty coinage. The Eric P. Newman Collection comprises both proof and circulation issues, including late 18th-early 19th century coinage of astonishing quality -- many are the finest known -- it runs the gamut from half cents through Trade dollars, Territorial gold, Colonials, tokens, and errors. NGC graders recognized and appreciated their incredible quality, adding a special Eric P. Newman Collection Gallery section to their website, visible at www.ngccoin.com/gallery/newman.aspx. Closeup photos of each coin are available with commentary for many with links for further information at NGC Explorer and the NGC Census. This will certainly provide an invaluable reference resource for numismatists for many years to come. This coin will certainly garner plenty of attention on its own from the numismatic public. The immaculate surfaces are fully struck and every bit as eye-appealing as the Star designation would imply, showing the familiar but ever-lovely toning pattern whose consistency is among the marvels of the Newman Collection. This is the sole Cameo 1883 in this grade at NGC, although there is one non-Cameo PR69 without the Star. Census: 1 in 69 S Cameo, 0 finer (10/13). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
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