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    1911-D Two and a Half, MS64
    Bright and Remarkably Attractive Coin

    1911-D $2 1/2 MS64 NGC. Kathleen Duncan points out in an article titled "Incused Indians: Just A Few Stoppers" in the April 13, 2012, Coin Dealer Newsletter Monthly Supplement that NGC and PCGS combined have certified slightly more than 4,000 "specimens" of the 1911-D quarter eagle in all Mint State grades. (Our total, as of May 23, 2012, comes to 4,186 coins in Mint State at both services combined, excluding the Weak D variant.) Of course, the reality is that a considerable number of those pieces are likely to be duplicates -- crossovers from one service to another, or "crackouts" resubmitted in an attempt to obtain a higher grade. What percentage of those Mint State coins are duplicates? 10%? 20%? 50%? We have no idea, but the motivation is considerable when a one-point grade bump (or a Plus grade) can equate to many thousands -- or even tens of thousands -- of dollars.
    This near-Gem is just one obverse field mark away from an MS65 grade and a price that would be many thousands of dollars greater. The even reddish-gold surfaces are brightly lustrous, and the strike details only show softness on the lowest feather of the headdress and the top of the eagle's wing.
    From The Gnome at the Shore Collection.(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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    October, 2012
    18th-21st Thursday-Sunday
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