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    Choice 1911-D Indian Quarter Eagle
    Attractive Key Date

    1911-D $2 1/2 MS64 NGC. The Denver Mint opened in 1906, producing in its first year Barber silver coinage as well as gold in the half eagle, eagle, and double eagle denominations, all of the Liberty Head designs. The Denver Mint would continue making gold half eagles, eagles, and double eagles in the years 1907-1910, during the transition from the Longacre and Gobrecht designs to the Saint-Gaudens and Pratt coinage, but it would be 1911 before the branch mint would strike quarter eagles. (The gold quarter eagles throughout Mint history have been the most sporadic and neglected series overall.) The 1911-D quarter eagle is accordingly the first D-mint quarter eagle, the first Indian quarter eagle produced at any branch mint (neither San Francisco nor New Orleans would ever strike one), and by far the lowest-mintage issue within the series.
    Only two other times, in 1914 and 1925, would the Denver Mint strike the quarter eagle denomination again. Ironically, while the 1914-D is a conditional rarity in the series, the 1925-D is popular as a mintmarked type coin that is relatively available in high grade.
    The present coin is an attractive Choice specimen, with sharply detailed design elements and vibrant mint luster. The surfaces are lightly marked and display orange-gold color, with green highlights.(Registry values: N7079) (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
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