Stellar-Quality Sandblast Proof 1911 Quarter Eagle Offered in our Winter 2022 Showcase Auction

Our Winter Showcase auction will feature an outstanding Sandblast Proof Indian quarter eagle graded Proof-66 by NGC. Both sides are rich honey-orange, with surfaces that are characteristic of the issue with a fine grain texture to the sandblast finish. A loupe reveals myriad tiny facets to this lovely finish, but virtually no “shiny spots” or other grade limiting blemishes. Given the delicate nature of the surfaces for all Sandblast Proof gold coins from the early 20th century, the fact that this Gem has survived in such virtually pristine condition is truly remarkable.

The 1911 represents the Mint’s return to the sandblast finish for Proof Indian quarter eagles after its brief experimentation with the satin finish in 1909 and 1910. Only 191 pieces were produced, although it is the sign of the extreme rarity of the Proof Indian quarter eagle series as a whole that with upward of 120 coins believed extant, the 1911 is the most plentiful issue of the type after only the first year 1908. This is also a well-preserved issue, with most survivors grading Gem Proof or finer. The present coin represents a particularly important find for quality conscious Proof gold type collectors as well as specialists in Proof gold. Given the scarcity of this issue when viewed in the wider context of today’s numismatic market, offerings of high-grade Proof 1911 quarter eagles usually come around only once in a while.

For more information about the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Winter 2022 Showcase Auction visit To consign your coins or paper money to one of our Showcase auctions or to our Collectors Choice Online auctions call 800-458-4646 or email [email protected].

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