Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 65

Lot 1945

1908. NGC graded Proof 67. Well struck and absolutely a gem! Only 236 Proofs struck. Simply superb! A flawless gem. So few struck. So many potential buyers. First year of the Bela Lyon Pratt Indian head design, there is some question whether all of the pieces were sold; some may have been melted after the close of 1908. Today, despite a relatively high mintage, the 1908 does appear to be similarly scarce to other matte or sand-blast Proof quarter eagles.

This is certainly a remarkable Superb Gem Proof. The surfaces show a uniform sand-blast finish that has a fine granular texture. No marks are copper stains can be found on either side; the surface is pristine. Indeed, the word "magnificent" comes to mind when describing its immense beauty. If the inspiration to own this coin gives flight to your fancy to bid, we encourage a strong bid since competition is sure to be ardent. By the time the auctioneer has finished the final bid, we propose to others in the room to give the successful buyer a nod of approval for his good fortune. Pop 27; 1 finer in 67+ (PCGS # 7957) .
Estimated Value $28,000 - 30,000.

Realized $34,500

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