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    Premium Gem 1915 Indian Quarter Eagle
    Condition Census, None Finer at PCGS or NGC

    1915 $2 1/2 MS66 PCGS. CAC. The production of business-strike quarter eagles was substantial in 1915, with 606,000 pieces struck at the Philadelphia Mint. This quantity proved sufficient to satisfy the needs of the national economy for a decade, and no more quarter eagles were minted until 1925. This date is a favorite of type collectors seeking an example of the Indian Head type. As might be expected, the 1915 is not difficult to locate in lower Mint State grades, but it does become scarce at the Gem level, and coins in Premium Gem condition are very rare. PCGS has certified only three examples in MS66 with none finer, while NGC has graded four Premium Gem specimens with none finer (7/11). The present coin is certainly among the finest known and should be included in any Condition Census for the date.
    Both sides of this spectacular Premium Gem display vibrant mint luster, a characteristic seldom seen on the 1915, which is usually found with granular texture and limited luster quality. The design elements exhibit razor-sharp definition throughout, even on the headdress feathers and other problem areas. The pleasing surfaces are an attractive copper-gold with rose highlights. Only a few insignificant contact marks can be detected in the reverse fields, below M in AMERICA and TE in UNITED. This coin features the highest available technical grade and tremendous eye appeal. It should find a home in a fine collection or Registry Set.
    Ex: Fort Worth Signature (Heritage, 3/2010), lot 2189, realized $37,375.
    From The Shrike Set of $2 1/2 Indians.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 7KRC, PCGS# 7948)

    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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    September, 2011
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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