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1915 Indian Quarter Eagle, PR66
1915 $2 1/2 PR66 NGC. JD-1, Low R.5. Ex: Simpson. The
various matte, or sandblast, finishes used on gold proof coins
after 1908 were never popular with contemporary collectors and
lagging sales, coupled with customer complaints and wider concerns
about the rising conflict of World War I, caused the Philadelphia
Mint to discontinue gold proof offerings after 1915. Only 100 proof
Indian quarter eagles were struck in 1915, the smallest proof
mintage of the series. The coins were struck from a single pair of
dies and all delivered on November 5, in plenty of time for the
traditional holiday gift purchases. John Dannreuther estimates the
surviving population at 70-80 examples in all grades, making the
1915 the most elusive proof Indian quarter eagle.
Low-Mintage Proof Gold Issue
The present coin is a spectacular Premium Gem, with razor-sharp definition on all design elements and virtually pristine orange-gold surfaces that show the typical matte texture for the issue. Overall visual appeal is outstanding. Present day collectors appreciate the artistic qualities of the matte proof issues and we expect intense competition from series specialists when this lot is called. Census: 11 in 66, 8 finer (4/20).
Coin Index Numbers: (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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