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    1914 Indian Quarter Eagle, MS65
    Lower-Mintage Better Date

    1914 $2 1/2 MS65 PCGS. CAC. Collectors less familiar with the series might group the 1914 Indian Head quarter eagle with the 1913 and 1912 issues, but such a move would be in the wrong direction. The 1914 has more in common with the 1914-D and the 1911-D.

    While the 1912 saw a production of more than 600,000 coins and the 1913's was 722,000 pieces, the 1914 mintage of 240,000 examples was the second-lowest of the series. In Gem condition the 1914 is downright rare. Considering the numbers certified at NGC and PCGS in Gem and finer grades, the 1914 appears second only to the 1914-D, with the key 1911-D in third place in total Gems graded.

    While this coin's MS65 grade is a combination of factors, they all work out, in essence, to eye appeal. No marks are visible without a loupe, and under magnification the few marks present are away from the focal areas, as expected. The color is wonderful antique-gold, with mattelike surfaces and good luster. The strike is sharp, well-defined on the headdress feathers and the eagle's plumage. PCGS has certified only three numerically finer examples, with three more at NGC (3/16).
    Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 7-8/2008), lot 1913.(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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