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Lot 3242

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3242
Date 1914
Side obverse
Grade 64
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 7947
Denomination $2 1/2
Mint Mark D
Description 1914-D $2 1/2 MS64 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This Denver date always presents a challenge for Indian Head quarter eagle collectors. It is the premier "condition rarity" of the series, seldom available in Gem or finer grades. For many, when balancing quality and price, the optimum collector grade is MS64. Yet there are vast differences within the grade when judging eye appeal: The current coin is exceptional in that regard, with unusually strong mint luster coupled with the pleasing honey-gold patina acquired through long, careful preservation in the "Colonel" Green and Eric P. Newman collections. The strike is bold on the eagle, although a bit soft on some lower bonnet feathers on the headdress. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $3525.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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