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    Strong D 1911-D Two and a Half, MS63
    Even Reddish-Tinted Surfaces

    1911-D $2 1/2 Strong D MS63 PCGS. CAC. The year 1911 was busy and productive at the new Denver Mint, situated in the "Mile High City" at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Although readied for coinage operations by 1904, the Denver Mint would actually manufacture its first coinage in 1906--three denominations each in silver and gold. In 1911, copper coinage was added to the mix, in the form of the popular new Lincoln cent design--the first D-mint Lincolns. After skipping Barber half coinage in 1910, in 1911 Denver again made the largest silver denomination of the era. Although Denver had made gold half eagles, eagles, and double eagles since 1906--if not every denomination in every year--1911 would mark the first time it would make the gold quarter eagle denomination. The production figure was a relative pittance of some 55,680 pieces, and the issue has been a valued one almost since the day its production ended.
    As noted by PCGS the mintmark is strong, a definite plus for the collector. The strike elsewhere is well-defined also with only slight high point softness on the lowest feather in the headdress and at the top of the eagle's wing. The satiny surfaces show an even layer of reddish patina on both obverse and reverse.(Registry values: N4719) (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, 2011
    5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
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