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    1911 Indian Quarter Eagle, PR64
    Appealing Matte Proof Issue

    1911 $2 1/2 PR64 PCGS. The fine-grained surfaces for 1911 proofs were likely a compromise by the Mint, because the coarse-grained matte proofs of earlier years proved unpopular with the collecting public. Still, the olive-gold, textured surfaces were an acquired taste and many balked when orders were sought. Only 191 pieces were struck, and some of those went unsold and were subsequently melted. Today, the issue is more elusive than even the small mintage implies.

    This example is a near-Gem with the unmistakable granular quality and gourmet-mustard color that have come to be appreciated by proof gold specialists. A slight shiny area near the date and another between the eagle's legs are the only noticeable marks, and they are minor. Population: 19 in 64, 49 finer (3/15).(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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