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    1912 Indian Quarter Eagle, PR67
    Nearly Flawless Example of the
    Matte Proofing Process

    1912 $2 1/2 PR67 PCGS. The 1912 proof Indian Head quarter eagle had a mintage of 197 pieces. Attrition was heavy in that year, however, and the original mintage figure bears little relation to the number of survivors today. Akers was only able to trace 19 auction records for this date in the 30 years he surveyed for his work. We believe the total considerably higher, with the total number of survivors probably in the neighborhood of 65 to 75 pieces.
    A matte or sandblast finish was seen on gold proofs of this year, but is different from the matte or sandblast finish of proofs from 1908 and 1911. Writing in his Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins, 1722-1989 (1989), Walter Breen commented: "Fine sandblast finish. Different from all previous matte coins; under a microscope the surfaces show millions of minute shiny facets. Much rarer than its mintage figure would suggest."
    This piece features fine-grained surfaces that display a beautiful matte texture and even, light khaki coloration. Under a loupe one can see the sparkling individual facets of the sandblast surface. The obverse is virtually flawless, and the reverse also comes close to being pristine. The sharply struck design elements are clear throughout, except only for the slightest weakness on the eagle's breast and left (facing) leg feathers. The specialist in proof Indian Head gold coinage could spend many years searching for a finer example. Population: 4 in 67, 0 finer (3/11).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 289L, PCGS# 7961)


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    Apr-May, 2011
    27th-1st Wednesday-Sunday
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