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    1908 Matte Proof Quarter Eagle, PR67
    Exquisite Matte Finish Proof

    1908 $2 1/2 PR67 NGC. Only when in a state of near-perfection is the beauty of a matte finish proof expressed to the full extent of its intended splendor. The Mint experimented with several different textures and techniques, searching for the visual appeal pioneered by the high state of medallic art of the day. A rather coarse matte surface was employed on 1908 proofs, a radical departure from earlier reflective formats -- and a look not fully embraced by the public.

    This Superb Gem proof is an exceptional expression of the Mint's desired effect. The faceted, granular surfaces capture and release light depending on viewing angle, displaying surfaces that are at times softly glowing and at other views starkly serene. A pinpoint strike shows Bela Pratt's design to its foremost advantage. This quarter eagle is an exquisite addition to a specialized collection of matte proofs or to the finest set of proof type.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 289G, PCGS# 7957)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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