||1884 25C PR69 S Cameo NGC. Of the five Seated quarter proofs, all dates, certified PR69 Cameo at NGC, two are in the Newman Collection. Both of the Newman coins also carry the NGC Star designation for superior eye appeal. The current 1884 quarter is one, the 1883 also in the present Platinum Night session is the other. (For accuracy, we mention that there are two other PR69 non-Cameo Seated quarter proofs at NGC, making seven numerically graded PR69 in all; there are none at NGC in PR69 Ultra Cameo.) PCGS has never graded a Seated quarter at the PR69 level. All of the foregoing makes the 1883 and 1884 Newman Collection Seated quarters, both in PR69 S Cameo NGC, two of the finest Seated quarters appearing for numismatic auction in decades. Coins of such high quality tend to gravitate toward real collectors, numismatists likely to keep such coins for many years, usually as the centerpiece of their collections. The patina on this immaculate, fully struck proof is consistent with the 1883, but here there is a bit more emphasis on amber-gold on each side. Some forthright collector could acquire both of the coins with sufficiently forceful bids, in the process acquiring two of the finest Seated Liberty proof quarters on the planet, as well as the beginning of an unimprovable Registry Set. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $70,500.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.