From the NGC Archives: 1926 Quarter Eagle American Independence

Posted on 10/12/2010

A total of 46,019 quarter eagles of this type were sold either by mail or on the grounds of the Sesquicentennial Exposition, which was held in Philadelphia during the summer of 1926.

The quarter eagle had been selected only once before to host a commemorative theme, that being the Panama-Pacific issue of 1915.

This issue had a more modernistic style than previous souvenir coins. Though he failed to make the rays bold enough, Chief Engraver J. R. Sinnock did a fine job otherwise, as may be seen in this delightful gem. Its design has been fully struck, and the satiny luster of this specimen is everything a collector could desire. Remarkably clean surfaces are overlaid with a faint mist of light orange toning.

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