From the NGC Archives: 1911 Indian Head Quarter Eagle

Posted on 5/10/2011

By the time the new Indian Head Quarter Eagle was introduced in 1908, this denomination was not commonly seen in general circulation.

Most pieces were coined to meet the demand from those wishing to give them as gifts on birthdays and holidays.

In his book on 20th Century U. S. gold coins, David Akers cautioned that the typical 1911 quarter eagle is not found as fully struck as some other dates. He added that its luster is likely to be more granular than on earlier issues. Both statements apply to this specimen, yet it is still a coin of remarkable quality and beauty. The surfaces of this gem are bright, and theyre also free of the heavy contact marks and abrasions so commonly seen on coins of this type.

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