||1926 $2 1/2 Sesquicentennial MS66 NGC. This attractively-designed commemorative type is readily available in lower Uncirculated grades (MS60-MS64), but it becomes increasingly scarce any finer. It is extremely scarce at MS66, and just three MS67 representatives have been encapsulated by NGC with none finer; PCGS has not seen any coins rated finer than MS66 (8/14). This shimmering antique-gold Premium Gem example displays splendid eye appeal and a considerable degree of technical merit, with excellent strike definition and outstanding surface preservation among its most noteworthy hallmarks. Any serious collector or dealer specializing in early commemorative coinage, especially gold types, should pay particular attention to this high-end Sesquicentennial quarter eagle. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4993.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.