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    1912 Indian Two and a Half, MS66
    Rare, Tied for Finest Known

    1912 $2 1/2 MS66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Many Indian gold specialists consider the 1912 quarter eagle to be underrated in Gem and better condition. The spotlight is usually hogged by the obvious series key, 1911-D, and the condition keys, 1914 and 1914-D. The 1912 seems to fall off the radar of many collectors as a result, although in reality this issue is nearly as scarce in Gem condition as the two 1914 issues. The Simpson coin actually surpasses the Gem level. In MS66, it is tied with just six other pieces as the finest known. Luster abounds on each side, showing remarkable preservation and rich orange-gold and lilac coloration. The strike is also sharp throughout. The importance of this piece as a Registry coin is unsurpassed. Population: 5 in 66, 0 finer (5/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2896, PCGS# 7944)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    January
    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
    February
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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    79 Days
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