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: $145.91 (3/2/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
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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: 12/31/2014

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Total Graded: 2005
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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3/1/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1218/Lot# 3299

Auction Prices Realized

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6/6/1997 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1997 June Long Beach Sale #173, 173/Lot# 6349 $8,050.00
5/12/2004 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1882, 1882/Lot# 1810 $4,950.00
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3580 $6,325.00
5/30/2010 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2140 $6,727.00
6/8/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 198723 $7,425.00
10/8/2014 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 5163 $8,225.00
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4478 $5,640.00
12/28/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 836, 845/Lot# 612 $4,475.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 S PAN PACIFIC $2.5 MS
Competitive Registry Sets
Gold Commemoratives 1903-1926 84
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 11603
Owner: RDN
Grade: MS 65
Points: 4361
Owner: Dr. B K
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