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    1909 Roman Gold Proof Five Dollar

    1909 PR 64 PCGS. Unlike the 1908 with its hefty mintage, in 1909 half eagles had a sparse production of only 78 proofs. Proofs of this year were difficult to obtain even around the time of their issuance. We would estimate that somewhere between 30 and 40 proofs exist today.
    Proofs of this year are of the Roman Gold style, that is, a hybrid semi-brilliant and satiny finish. This brighter proofing process was limited to only this and the following year, and survivors are of the highest order of rarity.
    This is a beautiful piece of proof gold. The surfaces are bright and satiny with an even overlay of rich-orange patina. Even under strong magnification the coin is nearly flawless making one wonder about the conservative PR 64 grade. Every striking detail is fully articulated, as one only sees on proofs, and the overall eye appeal of the coin is enormous. Population: 10 in PR 64, 3 finer. (NGC ID# 25ZS, PCGS# 8540)

    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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    Auction Dates
    January, 1996
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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