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    First-Year Matte PR67 1908 Quarter Eagle

    1908 $2 1/2 PR67 NGC. Although unpopular in their day, the matte proof gold coins by Bela Pratt and Augustus Saint-Gaudens are treasured rarities today. First-year proof gold issues, such as the present Superb Gem proof 1908 quarter eagle, have added cachet, with particular appeal to type collectors, who use them to delineate the changes in coinage design. Although most 1908 quarter eagles with original surfaces have a deep, dark brownish color, this piece is somewhat lighter in hue than is the norm, with more of a sandy-brown appearance. Note the razor-sharp strike throughout, and the partial wire rim visible even in the slab at the right obverse and left reverse margins. Census: 26 in 67, 0 finer (9/10).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 289G, PCGS# 7957)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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