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1834 $2 1/2 CLASSIC

1999 February Long Beach Sale #197

 
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Gem 1834 Small Head Classic Quarter Eagle
1834 Classic MS 65 PCGS. Small Head. Large Arrowheads. Breen-6138. There are two distinctly different portraits on the 1834 Classic quarter eagle. The Large Head is considered the scarcer of the two, but the impeccable preservation of this so-called "common" design type puts it in a class by itself. The coin is amazingly well struck for a Classic quarter eagle with complete plumage on the eagle and good definition on Liberty's hair curls. The fields are bright and semi-prooflike, as usually seen, and there are only the slightest abrasions on either side, none of which are worthy of individual mention. Rich orange-gold color is seen throughout with just a touch of light reddish-coppery patina as well. Population: 6 in 65, 1 finer (12/98). (NGC ID# 25FS, PCGS# 7692)

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Classic Head Quarter Eagles Die Variety Guide

The series of Classic Head quarter eagles issued from 1834 to 1839 includes 28 different individual die varieties. To date nothing has been published regarding each of the varieties. This guide provides identification and photos of the individual varieties with an of rarity for each variety.

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