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Lot
4794

1914 $2 1/2 PR67 NGC....

2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1172

 
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Auction Ended On: Jul 13, 2012
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Location: Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
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Superb Gem Proof 1914 Quarter Eagle
The Penultimate Issue
1914 $2 1/2 PR67 NGC. The 1914 proof quarter eagle has a significantly lower mintage compared to the year before; only 117 proofs were produced, against 165 for the 1913 coins. Garrett and Guth write:

"The Philadelphia Mint again revised the matte Proof process for 1914 quarter eagles, using a darker, coarser sandblast finish than seen on the 1912 to 1913 issues. The microscopic facets are larger than seen in prior years, and thus the reflectivity is less noticeable."


The prevailing coloration on this PR67 specimen is greenish-tinged yellow-gold, enhancing fine-grained surfaces that exhibit no noticeable contact marks. The surfaces are not perfect, but their only imperfection lies in a Mint-made flaw: On the right side of the reverse, through the TR in TRUST, one can detect a curious, raised diagonal planchet lamination into the right field below, an unusual feature on a proof gold coin. Census: 12 in 67, 4 finer (5/12).
Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 7/2008), lot 1917.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 289N, PCGS# 7963)

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