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1910 $5 PR67 NGC. The years from 1908 to 1915 were ones of experimentation at the Mint with...

2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422

 
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Pristine PR67 1910 Half Eagle
1910 $5 PR67 NGC. The years from 1908 to 1915 were ones of experimentation at the Mint with regard to proof finishes. The proof issues from some years are known with two, or sometimes even three, different surface treatments. Collectors accustomed to the brilliant proof finishes typical of the Liberty Head series were sorely disappointed in the dark, heavy, unreflective matte proof finishes that predominated in 1908, despite the fact that those matte surfaces were all the rage at European mints of the era. In 1909 and 1910 the U.S. Mint switched back (with exceptions; clearly the experimentation continued) to a brighter "Roman gold" finish that is somewhat of a hybrid between brilliant and matte or sandblast surfaces. While the finish is still somewhat granular, if less so than on a matte proof, there is considerable reflectivity and an appearance that is generally lighter in color.
Likely due to the recorded proof mintage of 250 pieces--much higher than the 77 pieces recorded for 1909--this issue is much more available than other proof issues of the series, and is frequently found in high grades. The present example features pretty greenish-gold surfaces, with good reflectivity and few distractions. Under a strong lens a straight, short hairline scrape is visible only at a certain angle on the Indian's cheek, likely preventing a PR68 grade. This is mentioned solely for pedigree purposes, as it is undistracting and insignificant compared to the overall breathtaking appeal of this piece. The reverse is even more reflective than the obverse, as the open fields show their pristine beauty and a total lack of distractions. This is one of three pieces so graded in PR67 with NGC's coveted Star designation, and there are four pieces certified finer at that service (11/06). The highest pieces at PCGS are two PR66 examples.
From The Dr. Robert J. Loewinger Collection.(Registry values: N10218) (PCGS# 8541)

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