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    Exceptional Quality 1911-D Two and a Half, MS63

    1911-D $2 1/2 MS63 NGC. With the booming markets in precious metals but especially gold of late, increasing numbers of numismatists are turning to buying gold type coins and/or completing whatever gold collections they can. The short yet achievable Indian Head quarter eagle series is one such, placing added collector pressure on the key-issue 1911-D. David Akers' recent Handbook opines concerning the 1911-D:

    "In terms of total number of coins known, the 1911-D is the rarest Indian Head Quarter Eagle. Most examples are in lower Mint State grades, and coins that grade MS-60 to MS-62 are actually offered fairly regularly in the market. MS-63s are seldom available, however, and the 1911-D is rare any finer."

    Finding a finer 1911-D will not be necessary with the purchase of this piece. This is an extraordinary example by any measure. The surfaces are bright yellow-gold and are frosted rather than satiny. The strike is strong in all areas, including the usually seen soft lowest feather on the headdress. For those who count bag marks, there are two of note: one on the high point of the Indian's cheek, and an angling field mark from the lower right of the M in UNUM.(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, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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