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    1914 Quarter Eagle, Very Scarce MS65
    Underrated Issue in the Series

    1914 $2 1/2 MS65 NGC. The widely known 1911-D quarter eagle had a mintage of only 55,680 pieces, less than one-fourth that of the next-lowest-mintage coin in the series, the 1914 at 240,000 pieces. Notice, however, that the 1914's mintage is itself far below the "average" mintage for the series. Using 2013 Guide Book figures, the 15 issues in the series collectively had 7,250,261 pieces struck (excluding proofs), or 483,350 pieces for an average issue. While the 1911-D quarter eagle is well-recognized as the series key, the 1914 is the second-rarest series issue overall, and is undeniably rare at the Gem level. Few collectors of the era were interested in saving examples of modern Indian Head gold coins, and this is reflected in the number of Gems certified by the major services. This 1914 is a remarkably well-preserved coin that displays rich mint frost and even reddish patina. There are no obvious or detracting abrasions on either side, and the strike is well brought up throughout. Census: 48 in 65 (1 in 65+), 3 finer (8/12).
    From The Gnome at the Shore Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 7KRA, PCGS# 7946)

    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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    October, 2012
    18th-21st Thursday-Sunday
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