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    Near-Gem 1911-D Quarter Eagle
    Seldom Encountered in Such High Grade

    1911-D $2 1/2 MS64 NGC. The overall rarity of the 1911-D quarter eagle is the result of a confluence of numerous factors. Few collectors could afford to set back examples of modern gold coins in the first place, and the Indian Head coinage suffered from a general lack of interest in any case. The 1911-D was the first mintmarked issue in the series, and collecting by date and mintmark was a numismatic pursuit that was still in its infancy, spurred only a couple of years previously by the launch of the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cents. It would be another decade or two before the habit of mintmark collecting became widespread. Once it took hold, the short and completable Indian quarter eagle series quickly became a collector favorite and the 1911-D was the undisputed series key. This satiny example has even reddish-tinged surfaces and the mintmark is boldly defined. There are remarkably few abrasions on this normally heavily abraded type. The diagnostic wire rim on the right side of the obverse is especially prominent on this piece.(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.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2012
    2nd-5th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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