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    Wonderful 1926 Sesquicentennial
    Quarter Eagle, MS66

    1926 $2 1/2 Sesquicentennial MS66 PCGS. CAC. The obverse of the Sesquicentennial quarter eagles features a lovely Art Deco rendition of Liberty standing on the earth with a torch in one hand and the Declaration of Independence in the other. The design was probably inspired by the Statue of Liberty, but it is a truly original creation by engraver John R. Sinnock. 200,000 quarter eagles were struck, but over 75% were returned to the mint and melted. The actual distribution numbers only 45,793 pieces.
    Both Sesquicentennial commemoratives were engraved in very low relief and it is difficult to locate one with clearly defined design elements. Therefore the present coin, with its boldly struck details, is a pleasant surprise. Delightful hints of lilac accent the mostly butter-yellow patina that covers both sides. A few minuscule marks are barely perceptible, even under magnification. Scintillating satiny luster enhances the excellent eye appeal. PCGS has certified no examples finer (6/09).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 2FE9, PCGS# 7466)

    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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