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    1909 Quarter Eagle, PR63
    Scarce 'Bright' Proof Issue
    Only 139 Pieces Struck

    1909 $2 1/2 PR63 PCGS. After collectors expressed their displeasure with the matte proofs in 1908, gold proofs in 1909 and 1910 were struck on planchets that received no pre- or post-striking treatment. They are certainly more brilliant than matte proofs, but little can be said about the surfaces that differentiates them from strikes for circulation other than exceptional sharpness of detail. As a result, unsold proofs from these years could be dropped into circulation. This example certainly shows the sharpness of strike expected, and the surfaces overall are brighter than a circulation strike with just a hint of even reddish patina. Only the slightest hairlining can be seen with magnification. Of the 139 proofs struck in 1909, possibly half remain in all grades. Population: 21 in 63, 20 finer (3/16).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 289H, PCGS# 7958)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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