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    Condition Census 1925-D Quarter Eagle
    MS66 ★ , One of Two at NGC

    1925-D $2 1/2 MS66 ★ NGC. The 1925-D quarter eagle is the last of only three D-mint Indian Head quarter eagles issues produced at irregular intervals during the series' run. The Denver Mint made quarter eagles, but no half eagles during 1925, making the issue even more interesting as half eagle production figures throughout U.S. numismatic history are generally much higher. The aberrant issue must have been recognized at the time, as clearly many examples were saved. The issue was a generous (for the series) 578,000 coins, amidst the Roaring Twenties and before the great stock market crash of four years later.
    Today the issue is available up through the MS66 level, although only a single MS67 NGC piece has been graded finer. The current MS66 ★ example is one of only two so certified at NGC (1/10). PCGS has never certified an example finer than MS66. The surfaces are interesting, with contrasting obverse and reverse. The obverse is frosted, yet the reverse shows die striations in the upper right field and is consequently brighter there. The surfaces are deep reddish-gold overall, with pale hints of lilac on the reverse. The strike is sharp but not full, lacking full definition on the lowest headdress feather.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 289B, PCGS# 7949)

    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
    February, 2010
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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