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1910 2 DOLLARS OR
QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7941, 7959

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 492,000
Proofs: 682

Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal Content:
Gold - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) left of the arrowheads on the reverse

Notes:
The 1910 Indian Head Quarter Eagle features the unusual incuse design created in 1908 by Bela Lyon Pratt for use on the $2.50 and $5.00 gold coins.  For the first time in American numismatics, the main features and legends of the coin were impressed into the surface instead of being raised above it.  When this design first appeared, critics feared that germs and dirt would accumulate in the many crevices of the coin -- a fear that never materialized.

Only 492,000 Quarter Eagles were struck in 1910 (plus 682 Proofs), making it somewhat scarce yet still affordable.

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-66's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 600, sold along with Proof examples of a 1910 Half Eagle and Double Eagle for a total of $63,250.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 743, illustrated, sold for $14,375.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7179, not illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 79, unsold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8886, not plated, sold for $1,437.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 745, sold for $552.00

NGC MS-63, Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1673, not plated, sold for $632.50

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 473, not illustrated, not sold  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1019, not plated, sold for $603.75

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1036, not plated, sold for $322.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 746, sold for $276.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1305, not illustrated, sold for $977.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
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