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    1911-D Two and a Half, MS62
    Excellent Value in an Uncirculated Example

    1911-D $2 1/2 MS62 NGC. Michael Fuljenz writes in Indian Gold Coins of the 20th Century that the 1911-D quarter eagle is the rarest in all grades combined, even though at the Gem level a couple of other issues outrank it. He adds:

    "It has the lowest mintage by a huge margin and is the only issue whose mintage is below 100,000. It is the first Indian Head Quarter Eagle to be produced at a mint other than Philadelphia and one of just three non-Philadelphia issues of this design. Collectors of this era usually didn't pay attention to mint marked [pieces> thus many were not saved."

    The issue is one that apparently took time to come into its own as a recognized rarity: Writing in the Pittman Collection catalog, David Akers noted that John Pittman had purchased his Choice Uncirculated example in 1945 for $7.50 -- only three times face value. Those days are long gone, but an MS62 coin such as this represents excellent value for the collector. Satiny mint luster covers the finely granular surfaces, and the strike is remarkably strong on each side, including the mintmark. Slight (but faint) scuffiness is seen to the left of the motto on the reverse--this being the only mentionable surface flaw.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 7KR7, PCGS# 7943)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    2nd-5th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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