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    1908 Half Eagle, PR64
    Popular Matte Proof Type Coin

    1908 $5 PR64 NGC. CAC. This first-year matte proof Indian half eagle had a mintage of 167 pieces, more than twice the number produced the following year. Despite general dissatisfaction with the dark matte finish, collectors saved many examples of this issue as the first of its kind, making the date one of the more plentiful in the series for type purposes. NGC and PCGS combined have seen 149 submissions of the 1908 proof, including a likely number of resubmissions. This Choice example exhibits characteristically sharp detail, with deep olive-gold color that shows a blush of amber-red near the obverse border at 9 o'clock. Close study with a loupe reveals only a few tiny disruptions in the delicate matte surface, not discernable to the naked eye. Census: 20 in 64, 59 finer (3/15).
    From The Virginia Cabinet.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28E3, PCGS# 8539)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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