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    1911-D Indian Two and a Half, MS63
    Satiny and Sharply Struck

    1911-D $2 1/2 MS63 PCGS. CAC. The low-mintage 1911-D quarter eagle clearly gained collector attention within a short span of time after its production. Produced in the extent of only 55,680 circulation strikes, it marked the first of only three mintmarked issues that would be forthcoming for the entire series. At the famed 1914 Exhibition of the American Numismatic Society, held in New York City from Jan. 17 to Feb. 18, Edward B. Morgan, of Denver, would include an example of the 1911-D in his exhibit titled "Series of Coins Struck at the Denver Mint, Colorado," in the quarter eagle section of the exhibit catalog. Famed Fort Worth, Texas, coin dealer B. Max Mehl was also an early promoter of the issue, including it in many of his auction catalogs. The first auction appearance we know of was in Mehl's auction of the James H. Manning Collection (Mehl, 5/1921), lot 948, "1911 Denver mint. Uncirculated." The lot realized $3. This Select example will realize considerably more than Mehl's 1921 offering. The strike details are considerably stronger than usually found on the 1911-D with complete feather definition on the headdress and eagle, and also a fully developed mintmark. The satiny mint luster is bright and there is just a slight reddish tint over both sides.(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
    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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