1863 25C PR66 Cameo NGC. One of the finest graded of this date and with as much Cameo contrast as found on any 1863 Seated quarter. Neither PCGS or NGC has graded any examples of this date with the Deep Cameo or Ultra Cameo designation. The color is stark white and only a shadowy hint of gold toning is found in the fields. Well contrasted between the reflective fields and devices, with ample frost piled high on the devices. It is of importance to note that the mintage for this issue was a scant 460 coins, apparently demand fell off with the horrors of the Civil War unfolding so close to Philadelphia, so collectors were ordering fewer proofs. An impressive and outstanding coin for the specialist, and one which is a solid contender for the finest known. Population: 3 in 66, 0 finer (9/05).
Proof Seated Quarter, 1863 25C PR66 Cameo NGC