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    1911-D Key Quarter Eagle, MS62
    Even Reddish-Gold Surfaces

    1911-D $2 1/2 MS62 NGC. The 1911-D quarter eagle possesses a certain renown in collecting circles, a cachet provided by its memorably low mintage of 55,680 pieces. Nonetheless, it is a coin that apparently did not register high on the priority lists of some famous collectors. For example, the Louis Eliasberg Collection example ("U.S. Gold Coin Collection," Bowers and Ruddy, 10/1982), lot 261, was a "Choice AU-55" example which, while not too shabby, is certainly a coin that Eliasberg could have improved upon if he so wished -- particularly during the many decades in which he formed his unique collection. The John J. Pittman Collection example was a Choice Uncirculated piece (Akers, 5/1998), lot 1875. David Akers wrote in the lot description that the coin was "purchased 11/10/45 from Walter Webb for $7.50, just three times face value."
    This satiny example would blend in well with a lower-end or Select set of Indian quarter eagles. The mintmark is complete and easy to see, and the reddish-gold surfaces show only small, individually insignificant abrasions.(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
    August, 2011
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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