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    Desirable 1912 Quarter Eagle PR66

    1912 $2 1/2 PR66 PCGS. The matte or sandblast finish was used on gold proofs of this year, but the texture of this coin is markedly different than those produced from 1908 through 1911. This piece features fine grain surfaces that sparkle with thousands of tiny individual granules. The obverse is virtually flawless save for a toning fleck on the Native American's cheek and a small area of discoloration by star 7. The reverse is temptingly close to as struck quality.
    The official mintage for this date of 197 proofs could give one the impression of greater availability than is actually the case. Attrition was very heavy in this year also, and the original mintage figure bears no relationship to the actual number of survivors today. Akers was only able to trace 19 auction records for this date in the thirty years he surveyed for his work and certification figures suggest a surviving population of 60-75 pieces. Population: 8 in 66, 3 finer (12/04).
    From The Gold Rush Collection.(#7961) (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 7JYU, PCGS# 7961)

    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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