||1885 25C PR68 S Cameo NGC. CAC. Even among the impeccable Newman Collection Seated quarter proofs, this 1885 graded PR68 S Cameo is among our personal favorites, a coin of simply immense eye appeal. The silvery centers of each side -- a much larger area on the reverse, basically putting a circular frame around the entire eagle and enhancing the cameo contrast -- contrast with the deep, even patina at the peripheries, comprising ice-blue, medium-blue, amber, and purplish tones. The strike is full throughout, and there are simply no distractions on this 1885 quarter, also given the Star designation for extreme eye appeal. Only 930 proofs were struck, complementing the meager business-strike production of 13,600 coins. Census: 4 in 68 (3 in 68 S) Cameo, 0 finer (10/13). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $47,000.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.