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    Notable 1926 Sesquicentennial
    Quarter Eagle, MS66

    1926 $2 1/2 Sesquicentennial MS66 PCGS. Modern collectors tend to think of John R. "Ray" Sinnock as the designer of the Roosevelt dime, but in truth he is a multigenerational wunderkind who helped George T. Morgan design the new hubs for the Morgan dollar in 1921, at the tender age of only 33. He was named assistant engraver in 1923, and chief engraver in 1925 upon Morgan's death. In 1926 he designed the Sesquicentennial gold quarter eagle, and he continued serving as chief engraver until his own death in 1947, at age 59.
    The low-relief design of the Sesquicentennial two and a half makes it appear poorly struck; even well-struck examples tend to show abrasions on Liberty, in particular. This orange-gold Premium Gem piece is remarkably abrasion-free, with as good a strike as ever seen on the issue. PCGS has certified several dozen in this grade, with none 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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