1915 $10 PR (PCGS# 8897)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4560
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The mintage for this final year of Proof eagles was 75 pieces. Of those perhaps 35 to 45 exist today. This is one of the finest known, tied with at most three others at the Superb level between both grading services. The Proof surfaces show a coarser sandblast finish than seen in earlier years, but matches that of 1914. Several different styles of Proof finish were used as sales and demand seemed to dwindle with each passing year. By 1916 no Proofs were struck and no more were made for the duration of this series. Perfectly uniform in color and surface quality, and carefully preserved since the time of striking. An exceptional example for the specialist of one of the most difficult dates to obtain in the Proof format.