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    Premium Gem 1914 Indian Quarter Eagle
    Second-Rarest Date of the Series
    Only One Certified Finer, Ex: Luchs, Kutz

    1914 $2 1/2 MS66 PCGS. The 1914 Indian quarter eagle boasts the lowest mintage of any Philadelphia issue of the series, at a mere 240,000 pieces. The 1914 is also widely considered the second-rarest date of the series, both in terms of total examples known and number of high-grade specimens. The fabled 1911-D can claim greater overall rarity, but the 1914 is equally elusive in high grade. This is only the second time Heritage has been privileged to offer a 1914 Indian quarter eagle in Premium Gem condition, and this identical coin was the specimen featured in the other auction, so many years may pass before a comparable example becomes available. While PCGS and NGC have combined to certify five coins in MS66 and one in MS67, it seems likely that those totals are inflated by resubmissions. In A Handbook of 20th Century United States Gold Coins 1907-1933, this coin is the only example mentioned in David Akers list of Significant Examples.
    One really does not have to be a grading expert on this popular series to recognize the remarkable state of preservation on this example. The strike is boldly executed in virtually all areas, and blushes of lilac patina complement the coin's vibrant mint bloom. A couple of minor luster grazes on the Native American would never be mentioned on a coin of lesser importance. This coin possesses extraordinary visual appeal. Without a doubt, one of the finest 1914 quarter eagles we have ever offered and certainly a Condition Census example as well. Population: 2 in 66, 1 finer (7/11).
    Ex: The H.R. Luchs Collection (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 30423, realized $40,250, Donald A. Kutz.
    From The Shrike Set of $2 1/2 Indians.(Registry values: N7079) (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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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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