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    Last-Year Matte PR66
    1915 Quarter Eagle

    1915 $2 1/2 PR66 PCGS. CAC. The 1915 gold coinage comprised the last of the matte proof gold of the Saint-Gaudens and Pratt designs, ringing down the curtain on what was certainly the most celebrated performance in American numismatics. (A few McKinley commemorative gold dollar proofs were struck in 1916.) The surfaces on this last-year proof display medium-sized granules over olive-tinged surfaces accented with lilac on the Indian's neck. A shallow diagonal depression appears on the reverse, up to the left from the I in IN. The low mintage of an even 100 proofs ensured that this issue would be among the rarest in the series. Population: 5 in 66, 2 finer (11/11).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 289P, PCGS# 7964)

    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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