1914 $10 PR (PCGS# 8896)
Lot Number: 7746
Warm olive-gold toning as expected. The color is almost perfectly even. The surfaces closely approach perfection. Boldly struck in all areas. Only 50 Proofs were struck during the year, by far the lowest production figure for the design type. A spectacular rarity that has increased enormously in popularity over the decades. Prior to the Great Depression matte proof gold pieces commanded only a small premium above face value, and accordingly some examples were spent into circulation during times of financial distress. Now, of course, the situation has changed completely and gem-quality matte proof gold pieces rank among the most desirable issues in all numismatics.