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    1915 Quarter Eagle, PR65
    Final Indian Proof

    1915 $2 1/2 PR65 PCGS Secure. The Philadelphia Mint struck proof gold coins for the last time in 1915, due to dwindling collector demand and the rising distractions of the war in Europe. A meager mintage of 100 proof Indian quarter eagles was accomplished, and some of those coins went unsold, making the 1915 the rarest proof of the series in absolute terms.

    The present coin is a spectacular Gem, with sharply detailed design elements and well-preserved orange-gold surfaces. The Mint used the same matte, or sandblast, finish that was employed on proofs in 1914, with larger surface granules than the 1912 and 1913 finish, resulting in more subdued luster characteristics. This coin is a little brighter than average, with outstanding overall visual appeal. Population: 4 in 65, 8 finer (10/15).
    From The Pacific Heights Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 289P, PCGS# 7964)

    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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