Click to enlarge1909 Matte Half Eagle

This is the only example of this year known with this finish. The others were struck with the "Roman Finish".

It is possible that this was deliberately struck for a collector or as an experimental piece for this finish which was ultimately rejected.

It is ex Dibello lot 1004, Auction 81 lot 1868, Trompeter, Goldberg 2/06, B/M 2009 ANA.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.