1914 $10 PR (PCGS# 8896)
Lot Number: 7747
Struck in a lighter format matte gold finish than the earlier matte proofs of this vintage, the color here is more yellow-gold. The surfaces are virtually perfect, with no disturbances within the fields or atop the devices. For identification a minute edge tick is found on the extreme edge above IC(A) and another faint nick on the reverse rim at the 8 o'clock position. Although these proofs are virtually identical and all but impossible to trace pedigrees on any feature that is unique to a particular coin will help in this process. It is believed that from the original issue of 50 pieces struck, there are probably 40-45 that survive today. This coin is one of the finer examples, and resides solidly at the top third or so of those known. An incredible opportunity to purchase an exceptional Gem proof example of this rare date and format.