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Obverse of 1911-D Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1911-D Quarter Eagle


1911-D 2˝ DOLLARS OR
QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7943, 7954

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 55,680
Proofs: 0

Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal Content:
Gold - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±64.5 grains (±4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Denver, CO) left of the arrowheads on the reverse 

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1021, plated, sold for $9,487.50

PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 751, sold for $8,050.00, where it was described (in part) as follows: "The key date to the Indian quarter eagle series, this coin will delight the specialist for its choice surfaces and "strong D" mintmark on the reverse. Many of this date have the "weak D" mintmark, which is, of course, the important feature on the rarest date of the series. Satiny luster on both sides, and well struck on all but the forward-most wing feathers of the eagle, which show minor weakness. Although many counterfeits exist for this date, they are easy to tell apart, this one possesses the knife rim feature which is visible on most high grade originals. For all practical purposes only a single die pairing was used according the Breen (the second die pairing struck just 70 coins). Only 55,860 struck, making this the key date to the series, and one of the few gold date sets of anything most collectors could ever hope to complete."

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 750, sold for $7,187.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 752, sold for $6,612.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8890, plated, sold for $9,027.50  From the estate of Harry West

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3608, sold for $12,075.00

MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 753, sold for $3,220.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1504, sold for $4,600.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 475, illustrated, sold for $9,200.00  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

Brilliant Uncirculated, almost Choice.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1503, sold for $6,037.50

NGC MS-61.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 673, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 193, illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

MS-60 "plus."  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 754, sold for $9,775.00

MS-60.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7077, illustrated, sold for $2,587.50

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2253, sold for $3,680.00

MS-60 Lightly cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6010, plated, sold for $3,680.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2254, sold for $1,610.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2255, sold for $1,897.50

ICG AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1250, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 81, sold for $4,830.00

AU-55, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6009, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8889, not plated, sold for $1,380.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1678, plated, sold for $3,737.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1041, plated, sold for $1,610.00

ANACS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 194, illustrated, not sold

ANACS Net AU-50, Unc Details, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8888, not plated, sold for $920.00  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

Net AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2256, sold for $747.50

NET AU-50, sharpness of AU-58, Hairlines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1251, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

Choice EF.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1505, sold for $833.75

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 195, illustrated, sold for $747.50

PCGS VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 82, "Weak D", sold for $632.50

Net VF-20.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2257, sold for $460.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest "Weak D" examples graded by PCGS are 2 AU-55's.

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