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    1910 Indian Quarter Eagle, PR66
    Elusive Satin Finish Proof

    1910 $2 1/2 PR66 PCGS. JD-1, R.4. Ex: Simpson. An unusually large mintage of 682 proof Indian quarter eagles was accomplished at the Philadelphia Mint in 1910. The coins were delivered in four batches on March 31 (80 examples), May 23 (121 coins), September 27 (293 specimens), and December 30 (188 pieces). A single die variety is known for the issue. All the coins were produced with the same Satin finish used on proofs in 1909. Roger W. Burdette attributes the large proof mintage to strong collector demand, fueled by the fact that no circulation-strike quarter eagles were struck until late in the year. Contemporary collectors and dealers may have believed the 1910 would be a proof-only issue, encouraging rampant speculation in the proofs, until business strikes were finally produced at the end of the year. Afterward, many collectors simply spent their proofs for face value, resulting in a low survival rate for the issue. John Dannreuther estimates the surviving population at 90-110 examples in all grades.

    This spectacular Premium Gem exhibits razor-sharp definition on all design elements, and the impeccably preserved orange-gold surfaces show the distinctive luster qualities of this format. Overall eye appeal is terrific. Population: 12 in 66 (2 in 66+), 2 finer (4/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 289J, PCGS# 7959)

    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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