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    1902 Liberty Quarter Eagle, PR65
    Rarely Seen Finer

    1902 $2 1/2 PR65 NGC. JD-1, R.4. Only 193 proof Liberty quarter eagles were struck in 1902, down from the substantial 223-piece production of the year before. John Dannreuther estimates the surviving population at 120-140 examples in all grades today. For some reason, the Mint switched to an all-brilliant finish for proof coins in 1902 and examples with cameo contrast are seldom encountered after that date. The Third Philadelphia Mint opened in October of 1901, and the new facilities and equipment might have played some part in the decision to abandon the old proof finish, with the frosted design elements, but no documentation on the subject has come to light.

    The present coin is an attractive Gem proof, with sharply detailed design elements and deeply mirrored fields, but only modest field/device contrast. The vivid orange-gold surfaces exhibit no mentionable flaws and overall eye appeal is outstanding. Census: 11 in 65 (1 in 65 ), 12 finer (12/19).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 288S, PCGS# 7928)

    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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    February, 2020
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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