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    Gem Matte Proof 1908 Quarter Eagle

    1908 $2 1/2 PR65 NGC. The official mintage for proof 1908 Quarter Eagles was reported to be 236 pieces. It is possible that the Mint actually struck that many pieces, and it is also possible that all 236 pieces were distributed. However, if all the coins that were struck were indeed distributed, attrition took a very high toll on this date. In spite of much lower estimates of the number of survivors in the literature on the series, we believe that probably somewhere between 75 and 100 pieces exist of this date today. The surfaces on this coin have the coarse-grain finish common to this date as well as the deeper, almost khaki coloration. At first we didn't see what kept this coin from a higher grade, but on a second viewing we saw it: a razor-thin scratch next to star 3. Still, a wonderfully pristine example of this rare proof type and first year of issue. Population: 19 in 65, 47 finer (9/01). (NGC ID# 289G, PCGS# 7957)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    February, 2002
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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