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    1911-D Quarter Eagle, MS65
    A Legend in This Grade

    1911-D $2 1/2 MS65 PCGS. Long recognized as the series key due to its low mintage of 55,680 pieces, the 1911-D Indian quarter eagle is actually quite plentiful in most grades. About Uncirculated pieces and those in the lower Mint State grades appear at auction in abundance. However, in Gem condition, this Denver issue lives up to its title as series key. Such coins rarely appear at auction, and a minority of the pieces in this grade that we have seen are PCGS-certified. Population figures in this grade are undoubtedly inflated by resubmissions from individuals striving for an even higher grade. A few higher-grade coins are known to exist, although none has appeared at auction since 2013. Decade-old auction prices realized for a couple of MS66 coins nearly reach the $200,000 level. In that light, MS65 coins seem like a bargain. The trick is emerging from an auction as the top bidder. The PCGS Set Registry alone includes 161 basic date and mintmark sets of the Indian quarter eagle, and no small fraction of those collectors are seeking a 1911-D in Gem condition.

    This piece showcases satiny orange-gold luster and outstanding preservation of the fields. Strike sharpness is impressive, including a bold mintmark. The eye appeal of this piece easily rivals its immense technical quality. Population: 24 in 65 (1 in 65+), 3 finer (12/19).(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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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