This quarter eagle's 7.2 million total series mintage was far below the $5, $10 and $20 U.S. gold coins of its day. Only a small portion of these historic treasures survive today. The great majority was destroyed in government melts after recall in 1933. As current gold coins of the time, most were required to be turned in for paper currency. The below-the-surface engravings were intended to save wear in commerce. Our Extra Fine specimens show only the slightest loss of minute detailing. Minted 1908-1929. Our choice of date.
Diameter 18mm, Weight 4.1796 grams/.1343 troy oz., Composition .900 gold/21.6 karats