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    1915-S Panama-Pacific Quarter Eagle, MS65
    Merely 6,749 Coins Distributed

    1915-S $2 1/2 Panama-Pacific Quarter Eagle MS65 NGC. Treasury Secretary William McAdoo requested that Charles Barber create alternate designs for all Panama-Pacific commemorative coins, save for the gold dollar, in mid-February 1915 after multiple proposals by other artists were rejected. Roger Burdette suggests that for the quarter eagle, Barber simply modified a design he originally intended for the fifty dollar gold pieces after he was told to cease work on those coins, Robert Aitken's having been accepted. Acting Mint Director Frederick Dewey was delighted with the proposed quarter eagle design, writing: "Mr. Malburn, like myself, is enthusiastic over Mr Barber's design for the $2.50 gold piece, and we believe that Secretary McAdoo will think as we do." Apparently, he did. Dies bearing Barber's design were shipped from the Philadelphia Mint on May 27 and received at San Francisco on June 3. The first 4,000 pieces were struck on June 22, followed by 3,000 more on June 23 and another 3,017 on June 24. A total of 6,749 examples were sold through November, after which point the remaining 3,251 gold quarter eagles were returned to the Mint for melting.

    This Gem representative is strongly detailed throughout. Attractive peach-gold hues meld with glimmering luster, furthering the appeal. Ticks below Columbia's knee and behind the eagle are unimportant.
    From The Cherry Grove Collection. (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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