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    1915 Indian Quarter Eagle, PR66
    Low-Mintage Proof Gold Issue

    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.

    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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