1926 $2.50 MS (PCGS# 7950)

2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando #1166

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    4796
  • Grade:
    MS66
  • Price:
    $9,775.00
Lot Description
1926 $2 1/2 MS66 PCGS. It is uncommon to locate this or any other date in the Indian quarter eagle series in such a superior state of preservation. The incuse design lends itself to abrasions in the fields, which are exposed rather than recessed as on other coins. As a result, even comparatively available issues such as the 1926 are elusive in grades above Gem. The delightful Premium Gem in the present lot is just such a coin. It has strong mint frost and attractive golden-rose and mint-green coloration interspersed with traces of lilac on both sides. The design features are sharply defined, including the Indian's hair and headdress feathers and the eagle's shoulder and leg plumage. Neither NGC nor PCGS has certified a numerically finer representative (11/11). Ex: ANA Sale (Heritage Auctions, 7/2008), lot 1915. From The Jim O'Neal Gold Type Collection.
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