1915 S $2.5 Panama-Pacific NGC MS66
The Panama Canal, which remains one of the engineering marvels of the modern age, was completed in August of 1914. To celebrate this achievement, Congress authorized the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. This Expo, held in San Francisco, was also a celebration of the city’s recovery from the devastating earthquake of 1906. In addition to the expo, Congress authorized a series of commemorative coins honoring the exposition.
The quarter eagles were struck (as were all the Panama-Pacific Exposition coins) at the San Francisco Mint. Although the maximum mintage of 10,000 coins was produced, 3,251 coins remained unsold and we melted, leaving a net mintage of just 6,749 coins.
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