Matte Proof

Matte Proof

In numismatics, a proof coin that is deliberately grainy to the touch. Matte finishes have become rare for modern coins, but were made occasionally in the early 20th century.
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69,000 for a Matte Proof 1912 Indian Head half eagle certified by PCGS
Gaudens No Motto NGC Matte Proof 67 $75,900 Lot 594 - 1889 $20 Liberty NGC Proof 64 Ultra Cameo $64,400 Lot 1457 - 1895 Morgan Dollar NGC Proof 65 Cameo $60,375 Lot 590 - 1866 $20 Liberty NGC MS63 Cameo $55,200 Lot 593 - 1888 $20 Liberty Proof 64 Cameo $51,750
Other key coins included a classic colonial 1797 Draped Bust Half Dollar PCGS XF45 sold for $41,400; a matte proof gold 1908 $5 Indian PCGS PR67, the finest known specimen tied with only one other, realized $36,225; and a 1916-D Mercury Dime PCGS MS65FB which went for $27,025.