Click to enlarge1907 Matte Proof Eagle

This is one of only 2 proof eagles struck from the regular dies having extremely wide rims.

It is unclear if this is an experimental piece or not. There is also a companion piece with a Roman proof finish known as well. This one appears to be in a lower relief than the other.

This piece is ex Dibello lot 1170, Auction 81 lot 1870, Trompeter.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.