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Lot 3283

1864 Pattern Quarter Dollar. Nickel, reeded edge. . J-389. . P-457. PCGS graded Proof 66 Rarity 8. Pop 1; none finer. PCGS reports only 2, NGC none. Soft satin-like fields careening with lustrous silver-gray and golden color. The design left by the dies lacks a certain robustness due to the hard nickel alloy (the dies were likely set for a more normal, slightly softer copper or silver planchet when this Pattern was made), but that isn't unusual for this rare Judd-389's production. The popular IN GOD WE TRUST reverse as adopted in 1866. Some authorities wonder if these 1863-65 Patterns were actually back-datings made in 1865 or 1866. Be that as it may, the present coin is in sterling condition for such a rare item, one that will fit the needs of just about any specialized collection of the rarer issues (PCGS # 60560) .
Estimated Value $18,000 - 20,000.

Realized $21,275

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