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    1915-S Panama-Pacific Quarter Eagle, MS64
    Well-Preserved and Attractive

    1915-S $2 1/2 Panama-Pacific Quarter Eagle MS64 NGC. CAC. Chief Engraver Charles Barber and his assistant George Morgan were called upon to design the commemorative quarter eagle for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, in 1915, when the artist originally tasked with that responsibility was unable to complete her duties. Barber took on the obverse, producing a classically-influenced design showing a mythical hippocampus ridden by the goddess Columbia (the latter holding a caduceus that symbolized the medical profession's defeat of yellow fever). Morgan's reverse design featured a striding eagle surrounded by traditional U.S. coinage legends.

    This near-Gem example features antique-gold surfaces highlighted by soft, satin luster and well-defined motifs on each side. Surface marks are few and far between, and all are minimal. A lovely piece that should serve the needs of any collector in search of a pleasing example of this interesting type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# BYLP, PCGS# 7450)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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    The marketing was exceptional from the photos to the ads in Civil War Times and North South Trader for the cross over people!!! I have had many emails from my Civil War collecting fraternity that saw these and I saw them at the national show in Nashville/Franklin in early December.
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