A Spectacular 1844 Quarter, PR66 NGC, CAC. Ex: Pittman-Kaufman, Finest Known, the Only Certified Example: The rarity of the 1844 proof quarter is attested to by its certified population of one, this NGC-graded PR66 coin pedigreed to the John Jay Pittman and Phil Kaufman collections. Additionally, Larry Briggs, in his The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Quarters, says of the 1844 quarter that there are "approximately five proofs," and Walter Breen, in the Complete Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Coins, also contends that there are "Five proofs traced."
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