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    1910 Two and a Half, PR64
    Second of Only Two Years for This Finish

    1910 $2 1/2 PR64 NGC. JD-1, R.4. Without a doubt, of the various proof finishing techniques employed by the mint over the past 150 years the finish used in 1909-1910 is the most difficult to understand and explain. It has widely been referred to as the "Roman Gold" finish, although no one seems to know why it is called that. At the time of issue, these pieces were called widely referred to as "bright proofs." These pieces differed from their 1908 predecessor proofs by the elimination of the extra step of sandblasting; meaning these are untreated gold planchets. Of the 266 proofs struck, 226 were accepted, but only 167 pieces were sold. It is estimated that today 90 to 110 individual proofs still exist. This is a lovely near-Gem with minimal surface distractions. Census: 31 in 64 (2 in 64+), 74 finer (12/19).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 7KRP, PCGS# 7959)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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