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: $140.78 (7/6/2015)
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: 6/8/2015

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Total Graded: 1985
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
8/18/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 8227 $3,306.25
5/30/2010 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2140 $6,727.00
11/17/2010 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2962, 2962/Lot# 1818 $2,990.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 2167 $5,520.00
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14715 $2,115.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4635 $11,162.50
6/5/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4916 $5,875.00
6/8/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 198723 $7,425.00
12/28/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 836, 845/Lot# 612 $4,475.00
1/7/2015 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1216/Lot# 6597 $8,048.75

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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