Lot #24. 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Gold One-Quarter DWT. Gould-Bressett 166. Proof-65 (NGC).
The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction - 8/5/2009
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0.40 grams. From Hart's Coins of the West series. While examples of this type are not all that rare in an absolute sense, we have to admit that this is the first specimen certified as a proof to appear in one of our auctions. The workmanship is certainly superior for the type, the devices sharply-to-fully defined and the surfaces with a mostly satin texture from the dies. Direct angles do reveal very modest hints of semi-reflectivity in the fields, especially on the reverse. Handsome olive-orange patina throughout, both sides free of even a single worrisome blemish.