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    Rare Matte Proof 1908 Quarter Eagle

    1908 $2 1/2 --Bent--NCS. Proof. A rare and highly desirable first year Indian head quarter eagle. Lovely orange-gold patina covers the surfaces and is exceptionally attractive. The slight bend in this piece does not detract from any of the details, which are sharply pronounced and nearly full. Without any visible marks, this piece would surely be Choice except the minor bend. Matte proofs were only struck for a few years, and there was a low mintage of 236 pieces in proof in 1908 making this example quite significant. Recent research suggests that there could be as few as 50 survivors, but we believe that there are between 75 to 100 extant. A fantastic opportunity to obtain this important piece. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 289G, PCGS# 7957)

    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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    Jul-Aug, 2008
    30th-3rd Wednesday-Sunday
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