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    1911-D Indian Quarter Eagle, MS65
    Tremendous Eye Appeal

    1911-D $2 1/2 MS65 NGC. CAC. The overall rarity of the 1911-D quarter eagle is the result of several factors. The mintage of the 1911-D quarter eagle was meager at 55,680 pieces. Few collectors could afford to set back examples of modern gold coins and the Indian Head coinage suffered from a general lack of interest. 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. The very availability of the remainder of the quarter eagle issues makes the 1911-D especially desirable, as the only noteworthy obstacle to completing the entire set.
    In Gem condition, the 1911-D is an important condition rarity in the 20th century gold coinage arena. Although some will point to the combined population of NGC and PCGS as an indication that true Gems should always be available, quite the opposite is actually the case. While population data of the two grading services suggest that nearly 100 MS65 or finer pieces have been certified, the reality is that a large number of resubmissions over 20 years have substantially inflated the true data.

    Housed in a prior generation holder, this lustrous coin exhibits a bold mintmark and reveals attractive yellow-gold color overall, with scattered splashes of silver, green, and blue present, providing this piece with exceptional visual appeal. The surfaces reveal only a few minuscule marks posing no distraction whatsoever. This is a truly lovely coin. NGC and PCGS combined have awarded higher numeric grades to only five examples (11/13).(Registry values: N10218) (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
    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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