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    Gem Matte Proof 1912 Indian Quarter Eagle

    1912 $2 1/2 PR66 NGC. There were 197 proof Quarter Eagles minted in this year, and as expected, the number of survivors is far fewer than one might imagine from the mintage. Some catalogers in the past have claimed that perhaps as few as 15 separate pieces exist today, but we believe a larger number are actually extant, with perhaps as many as 75 pieces known. One can easily speculate that many were either melted in the mint or entered circulation.
    This is a fine looking matte proof that, when closely examined, shows thousands of tiny, sparkling granules. There are very few out-of-mint blemishes, the most obvious being a faint line in the reverse field from the eagle's wing and terminating under the D of UNITED. There is also a light mark through the O and F of OF. A pleasing example of this rare date. It may be many years before a finer example enters the marketplace.(#7961) (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 7JYU, PCGS# 7961)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    December, 2004
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