Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 54

Lot 1391

1883 Hawaiian Quarter Dollar. NGC graded Proof 62. Lovely gold and bluish toning on both sides. Only 26 struck in Proof. Mirrors in full brilliance underneath the toning and with delightful reddish gold toning on the frosted portrait of King Kalakaua. Choice surfaces on both sides with the aforementioned toning, about the only grade-limiting feature seems to be a pair of fine hairline scratches in the field behind the king. A piece that was carefully preserved (but for the lines) a long time ago, and has since acquired some wonderful color. Superbly struck as expected with exquisite frosted devices on both sides.

Proofs are very rare today, they always have been, seldom seen even in coin show exhibit halls, and even less often presented for sale. The Hawaiian specialist will want to consider this piece carefully. Pop 3; 3 in 63. None finer at NGC. (PCGS # 10989) .
Estimated Value $6,000 - 8,000.
From the 9/09 Hawaii Collection.

Realized $10,925

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