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Image of United States. 20 Dollars, 1908 (Matte Proof)
 
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United States. 20 Dollars, 1908 (Matte Proof)

 

a.
This variation in color suggests that this proof may have been dipped in dilute acid to create the matte finish. A chemical residue could lead to this type of surface toning.

 

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This edge, or fin of metal was created in the striking process when excess metal was squeezed up into the collar of the die.

 

 
 
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