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1910 Indian Quarter Eagle, PR66
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.
Elusive Satin Finish Proof
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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