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    1909 'Roman Gold' Quarter Eagle, PR65

    1909 $2 1/2 PR65 NGC. The 1909 proofs mark the first of two years of gold coins being struck in the so-called Roman Finish method of proofing. This method was used as a reaction to the unpopular dark matte finish employed on 1908 proofs. The Roman Gold finish is usually described as a blend of satin and semi-reflective surfaces. The 1909-1910 gold proofs were actually coins that received no treatment of the dies before striking and no sandblasting after striking. Thus they were called at the time "bright proofs."

    The 1909 proof quarter eagle had a mintage of 136 pieces, and it most likely the rarest issue in the 1908-1915 run. Only 50-60 coins are believed known today, and the 1909 has very few high-grade survivors. Only nine other submission events have been seen at this grade level at NGC (minus an uncertain number of resubmissions), and only seven are finer (2/15). PCGS has only certified one in PR65 coin and one finer.

    This "bright proof" has mellowed slightly over the past century and taken on a pale reddish patina on each side. The coin appears much finer than the stated grade with any defects well-concealed. Of course, the strike details are complete in all areas. Seldom offered and rarely found finer.
    From The New Orleans Collection.(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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