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    Marvelous 1914-D Quarter Eagle, MS67
    Finest Certified, Ex: Thaine B. Price

    1914-D $2 1/2 MS67 NGC. A significant mintage of 448,000 Indian Head quarter eagles was accomplished at the Denver Mint during 1914. Unfortunately, few examples were saved by collectors at the time of issue, and the date is quite rare today in higher Mint State grades. The true rarity of this date was not appreciated until recently, and many collectors still consider the coin a common issue. Examples are readily available in lower Mint State grades, but the issue is rare above MS64. David Akers, Jeff Garrett, and Ron Guth all consider the 1914-D the second rarest date in the Indian Head series at the Gem level. This evaluation is supported by population data from the two major grading services, where the present coin is the finest example certified by a full two points (3/09).
    The present coin was cataloged by David Akers in his sale of the celebrated Thaine B. Price Collection. In his lot description, Akers comments: "Without question, this is my favorite quarter eagle in the Price Collection, and it is a coin that would be difficult, if not impossible to duplicate ... In fact , in my estimation, it is a strong candidate for the honor of being the finest known example of the issue."
    This phenomenal coin is fully struck, even on the usually weak areas of the eagle's wing and leg. The surfaces display thick mint frost, with bright, slightly variegated color. Reddish-gold predominates in the fields, with hints of lilac on the devices, especially the eagle. The overall visual appeal is awesome. This coin is sure to be appreciated by quarter eagle specialists, and we expect spirited bidding when this offering comes up.
    Ex: Thaine B. Price Collection (Akers, 5/1998), lot 9; Pre-Long Beach Sale (Superior, 2/2000), lot 1023.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 2899, PCGS# 7947)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2009
    29th-3rd Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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