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Lot 3241


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Type Coin
Title Lot 3241
Date 1911
Side reverse
Grade 60
Service Details NGC
Service Catalog # 7943
Denomination $2 1/2
Mint Mark D
Description 1911-D $2 1/2 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. Unc. Strong D. This Denver issue is unquestionably the key date to designer Bela Lyon Pratt's quarter eagle set. With just 55,680 coins struck -- less than one-quarter of the mintage of the next-rarest date in the series -- this issue is widely pursued and is often the final piece in specialists' collections. The present coin exhibits Uncirculated design detail and lacks any singularly distracting abrasions. Medium-gold paints the surfaces, which show splashes of green and rose iridescence. Both sides are somewhat subdued from the noted cleaning, but significant luster remains in the recesses. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $3818.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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