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    Premium Gem Matte Proof
    1914 Half Eagle, Outstanding Appeal

    1914 $5 PR66 PCGS. CAC. The Mint fiddled with the matte proof or sandblast surface in 1914 for gold, increasing the size of the microscopic particles and imparting a darker finish to the coins. This Premium Gem is a deep mustard color, with the only minuscule disruptions in the fabric a tiny "dot" in the obverse field before the Indian's neck, and one on the reverse above the last T in TRUST. The eye appeal is outstanding, despite those picayune quibbles. The mintage of 125 pieces is largely irrelevant today. Tied for finest at PCGS with two others (5/12).(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28E8, PCGS# 8545)

    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
    May-Jun, 2012
    31st-3rd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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