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    Bold Gem Proof 1911 Quarter Eagle

    1911 $2 1/2 PR65 PCGS. This Gem proof displays the darker matte texture that characterizes the 1911 proof quarter eagle production, in sharp contrast to the 1909 and 1910 issues which are of the flashier "Roman Finish" variety. The details are needle-sharp thanks to a bold strike and the color is a rich khaki-gold color. Contact marks on matte proof gold coins generally appear as bright spots; thankfully these bright spots are notably absent on this example. A few faint hairline-thin luster grazes are located in the upper left reverse field are noted, but they are only noticeable upon rotation and with magnification. With a mintage of only 191 pieces, of which experts estimate that around half have survived, this is an uncommon coin. It is made even more desirable by its decidedly Gem eye appeal. Population: 17 in 65, 26 finer (12/07).(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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