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    Highly Collectible 1910 Half Eagle, Choice Matte Proof

    1910 $5 PR64 PCGS. The official mintage for proof Half Eagles from 1910 is a rather large 250 pieces. This figure is either incorrect, or a great many were melted at year's end as unsold because the 1910 is just as rare as the 1909, an issue with only 78 proofs officially minted. Akers only recorded 17 auction sales of proofs over the decades he surveyed major gold auctions, and while more examples obviously exist, we would estimate that no more than 50-55 coins are extant in all grades.
    The 1910 continues the two year tradition of using the Satin or Roman Gold finish on gold proofs. Many business strikes were similarly finished, but there can be no doubt about the status of this pristine, fully struck proof. The surfaces have a very fine granular texture, except for a somewhat cloudy area on the left side of the reverse visible at certain angles.
    The coin is unaffected by coloration other than the natural orange-gold it left the mint with. This lack of patina is really quite fortunate as it allows the bright satiny sheen of the Roman Gold finish to be fully realized on this coin. A couple of thin marks are noted in the reverse fields mentioned only for the sake of accuracy. A highly collectible piece of matte proof gold.(#8541) (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28E4, PCGS# 8541)

    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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    November, 2004
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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