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    1913 Two and a Half, PR67
    Mintage Limited to 165 Pieces

    1913 $2 1/2 PR67 NGC. Ex: Simpson. Proof gold mintages continued to decline into 1913 with only 165 quarter eagles struck that year. Only a single die pair was used (unsurprisingly), and there are an estimated 100 to 120 pieces believed extant today in all grades. The phrase to pay attention to in the preceding sentence is "in all grades." In Superb Gem proof condition there are just a handful of coins known. In his two-volume set on proof gold, John Dannreuther explains:

    "Sandblasting the surfaces is an easy process, but leaves them subject to scratches, hairlines, and other impairments. It is very easy to hairline a brilliant Proof, as everyone knows, but Matte Proof gold surfaces are just as delicate."

    This is a wonderfully preserved example with tan-gold color that one expects from matte proofs from 1913. The surfaces show no obvious hairlines or shiny spots. Fully struck in all areas. Census: 11 in 67, 4 finer (10/20).(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 289M, PCGS# 7962)

    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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