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    1909 Quarter Eagle, PR64
    Rarest Indian Proof in High Grade

    1909 $2 1/2 PR64 PCGS. The matte proof finish proved unpopular with collectors in 1908, so the Philadelphia Mint abandoned it in 1909. Instead, proofs were struck on the medal press using carefully selected planchets with no sandblasted surface treatment. Aside from the superior striking characteristics, the proofs were virtually identical to the business-strikes in appearance. A nominal mintage of 139 proof quarter eagles was produced in 1909, but the new coins were no more popular than their matte proof counterparts of the previous year. An unknown number of 1909 proofs went unsold and were simply released into circulation at the end of the year. Wear soon made them indistinguishable from the regular-issue coins of that date. Today, the 1909 proof quarter eagle is the most elusive proof of the series in high grade.

    The present coin is an attractive Choice specimen, with razor-sharp definition on all design elements. The well-preserved, fine-grained orange-gold surfaces radiate satiny mint luster from both sides, with outstanding eye appeal. Population: 27 in 64, 4 finer (6/19).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 289H, PCGS# 7958)

    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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