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1956 Silver Proof Washington Quarter NGC PF69 UC

1956 Silver Proof Washington Quarter NGC PF69 UC
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Why add the 1956 Washington Quarter NGC Proof 69 Ultra Cameo to your collection?

This 1956 Washington Quarter was graded by the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) at the stunning and sought after Proof 69 level. It was awarded the coveted Ultra Cameo designation. This mintage of this remarkable coin is a low 669,384 units, compared to the massive mintages of proof coins today. This issue contains .18084 oz. actual silver weight and was struck on a 90% silver planchet at the famous Philadelphia Branch of the United States Mint.

Classic Flanagan Design

The obverse of the coin features the portrait of George Washington that was designed by artist John Flanagan. This portrait was based on the Jean-Antoine Houdin bust that was sculpted when Mr. Washington was alive. The reverse features a heraldic eagle clutching a bundle of arrows over a wreath comprised of olive branches.

Proof 69 Ultra Cameo

It is highly unusual for a coin from this time to grade at such an exemplary level. Modern proof making techniques and materials had not yet been adopted in 1956. Proofs are struck using polished dies and planchets--in 1956 this was not nearly as precise as it is today. This polishing can lead to the desirable Ultra Cameo contrast between the frosty design details and the flat, reflective fields. Again, rather unusual for the time.

Add this remarkable NGC graded 1956 Washington Quarter in the coveted Proof 69 grade with the stunning Ultra Cameo designation to your collection from ModernCoinMart today.


Year of Issue:1956
Mint:U.S. Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF69
Designation:UC
Finish:Proof
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9000
Weight in Grams:6.2500 g
Weight in Ounces:0.2009 oz
Diameter:24.3 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.25
Mintage:669,384
Obverse Design:George Washington bust facing left
Reverse Design:Eagle With Arrows and Olive Branch
Reverse Designer/Engraver:John Flanagan
Obverse Designer/Engraver:John Flanagan