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    Lustrous 1926 Sesqui Quarter Eagle, MS65 PCGS

    1926 $2 1/2 Sesquicentennial MS65 PCGS. The 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition, held in Philadelphia to commemorate the 150th anniversary of American independence, was the occasion for the issuance of a commemorative half dollar and quarter eagle. In his Commemorative Coins of the United States, Bowers notes that legislation signed into law on March 3, 1925, provided for the production of no more than 200,000 gold Sesquicentennial of American Independence quarter eagles, in addition to a number of silver half dollars. More than 154,000 of the quarter eagles were subsequently melted. The Gem we offer in this lot is a lustrous, brassy-gold specimen with subtle greenish undertones, and reveals well defined design elements. A few minute contact marks on the obverse are mentioned for accuracy.(#7466) (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 2FE9, PCGS# 7466)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2005
    12th-15th Wednesday-Saturday
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