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    1926 Sesquicentennial Quarter Eagle, MS66+
    Only One Finer Example at PCGS
    CAC-Approved

    1926 $2 1/2 Sesquicentennial Quarter Eagle MS66+ PCGS. CAC. In 1926, this country celebrated the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, in part, through the issuance of these two and a half dollar commemorative gold coins. Although the economy was doing well (with exceptions), sales of the Sesquicentennial quarter eagle were sluggish. As many as 1 million coins were authorized for production to be sold for $4 each, but demand never materialized. Apparently, the price was too high and the design not attractive enough, according to contemporary accounts. Of the 200,226 coins minted, only 46,019 were distributed.

    The issue is most often seen in MS63 to MS65, with Premium Gems being very scarce. There are perhaps three or four coins finer than the present example. Low-relief devices are well-defined over lustrous, honey-gold surfaces. Reddish alloy spots occur right of the scroll and below WE. Extraordinarily clean. PCGS reports a single finer submission. CAC: 15 in 66, 0 finer (11/17).(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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