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    1911-D Two and a Half, MS64+
    Fully Struck Throughout

    1911-D $2 1/2 Strong D MS64+ PCGS Secure. The series key, the 1911-D Indian Head quarter eagle is one of only three mintmarked entries in the whole series--and it is, by far, the most in demand. Mike Fuljenz's recently released (2010) reference, Indian Gold Coins of the 20th Century, contains an interesting comment regarding the issue:

    "It is our strong belief that since this is the key issue in the Indian Head Quarter Eagle set the collector should stretch and try to buy the nicest example that is feasible. An otherwise unexceptional set can be made very desirable with the addition of a very nice 1911-D."

    Fuljenz's status as a longtime professional numismatist and leading commentator on American gold coins, with particular expertise in the Indian Head quarter eagle and half eagle series, lends added credibility to those words. It is ironic that many collectors choose the opposite and less-appealing route due to budget constraints, which dictate that the less-elusive issues are in higher grades and the 1911-D aesthetically leaves something to be desired.
    This is certainly one of the finest examples known without actually crossing the threshold of the Gem grade. The mintmark is strongly detailed as is the rest of the coin, even including the lowest feather in the headdress. The surfaces are matte-like with an overlay of soft mint frost, and each side is evenly patinated with rich reddish patina. As one would expect from the + designation, there are no mentionable abrasions on either side which makes this coin appear even closer to a Gem. Population: 7 in 64+, 19 finer (5/11).

    From The Virginia Beach 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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    June, 2011
    2nd-5th Thursday-Sunday
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