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    Select Proof 1911 Quarter Eagle

    1911 $2 1/2 PR63 PCGS. The logic behind the matte proof finish was that by taking away the reflective surfaces that had characterized past proofs, the viewer would have fewer distractions and thus focus on the design and its detail. In that respect, the texture on this Select proof Indian quarter eagle does an admirable job, channeling attention away from butterscotch-brown fields and toward the sharp details of the portrait and eagle. A couple of small disturbances in the obverse matte surface, including a contact mark high on the cheekbone and another at the throat, account for the grade. Population: 7 in 63, 61 finer (3/11).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 289K, PCGS# 7960)

    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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