Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Commemoratives (1903-1926)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,749
Catalog: KM-137
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.68 (11/21/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1915 S PAN PACIFIC $2.5 MS obverse 1915 S PAN PACIFIC $2.5 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The Panama Canal opened on August 15, 1914--an occasion that the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco would commemorate from February 20 through December 4, 1915. In order to raise money for the latter event, Congress authorized the Mint to produce and sell Panama-Pacific Commemorative coins in four denominations: Half Dollar, Gold Dollar, Quarter Eagle, and Fifty Dollar. The Quarter Eagle (10,017 pieces produced, 3,251 examples of which were melted as unsold) was designed by Charles Barber and George Morgan. Survivors are among the more conditionally challenging coins in the U.S. Commemorative series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/10/2013

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1915 S PAN PACIFIC $2.5 MS
Base $ - - - 1050 1350 1350 1450 1475 1750 1975 2050 2250 3300 4250 5750 6750 8400 15500 - - -
$ 1475 1575 1600 1900 2200 2250 2500 3600 4900 6200 7300 9750 21150 -
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Total Graded: 2002
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

Upcoming Auctions

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11/25/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131447/Lot# 27459

Auction Prices Realized

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2/12/1996 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0814, 814/Lot# 896 $4,431.00
5/30/2010 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2140 $6,727.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6108 $5,462.50
1/3/2012 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 5132 $9,775.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 2168 $3,565.00
8/25/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 116818 $1,553.20
6/1/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 806, 815/Lot# 419 $6,607.77
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 2208 $2,300.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 S PAN PACIFIC $2.5 MS
Competitive Registry Sets
Gold Commemoratives 1903-1926 82
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 11286
Owner: RDN
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3447
Owner: Dr. B K
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