||1896 25C PR68 S Cameo NGC. CAC. A modest mintage of 762 proof Barber quarters was achieved in 1896, at a time when the engravers and technicians of the Philadelphia Mint had virtually perfected the art of proof coinage. Despite a fairly high survival rate for the issue, few survivors can match the quality and visual appeal of the present coin. The coin offered here is a magnificent PR68 specimen, with richly frosted design elements that exhibit razor-sharp definition throughout. The frosty texture of the devices contrasts boldly with the deeply mirrored fields to create an unforgettable Cameo flash when the coin is tilted in the light. Iridescent rings of champagne-gold and cerulean-blue toning highlight the pristine obverse surfaces, with hints of lavender on the reverse. This virtually perfect example should find a home in the finest collection or Registry Set. Census: 7 in 68 (3 in 68 S), 1 finer (10/13). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $23,500.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.