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    Prized Key 1911-D Quarter Eagle MS66, Ex: Norweb/Bass

    1911-D $2 1/2 MS66 PCGS. Ex: Norweb/Bass. An amazing Condition Census representative of the key issue in the Indian Quarter Eagle series, with a pedigree that is every bit as impressive as the coin itself. This specimen was last sold through auction in Part 2 of the Harry W. Bass, Sr. Collection, and eleven years earlier made its appearance in the landmark Norweb Sale, where we quote a portion of the description:
    Not only is this coin in outstanding condition, it is also sharply struck, with the D mintmark being particularly well defined, more so than usual. In this outstanding condition, here is a great rarity, a coin which should attract a great deal of attention and which will probably result in a new record being set. We have never seen a finer specimen."
    Later, when comparing Gem examples of the 1911-D in the Bass Sale, the cataloger noted: "...we unhesitantly state that few can hold a candle to the Norweb/Bass coin. Accordingly, numbers aside--you are welcome to pick your own grading number if you wish--this coin ranks very high in terms of combined desirability--high grading number plus sharpness of strike plus excellent aesthetic appeal." The coin has since been upgraded to a PCGS MS66, one of just four 1911-D Quarter Eagles to be certified as such by PCGS (11/04).
    Ex: Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/88), lot 2122; and Ex: Bass Collection (Bowers and Merena, 10/99), lot 643, where it realized $63,250.
    From The H.R. Luchs Collection.(#7943) (Registry values: N10218)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2894, PCGS# 7943)

    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 Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2005
    12th-15th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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