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1838 $2 1/2 MS65 NGC. Breen-6146, Variety-19, R.2....

2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando #1166

 
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Location: Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9899 Universal Blvd.
Hall SB - South Building
Orlando, FL 32819

Description:
Gem 1838 Classic Head Quarter Eagle
Conditional Rarity
Exceptional Luster and Strike
1838 $2 1/2 MS65 NGC. Breen-6146, Variety-19, R.2. Ex: Freedom Collection. Just one die marriage is known for the 1838 Classic Head quarter eagle. Although the issue has a tendency to be grouped with the more obtainable issues in the Classic series such as the 1834 and 1835, few people have seen a sufficient number of Mint State pieces to pass judgment on its rarity above AU. Most high-grade examples appear to range from AU58 to MS62; at the Gem level or finer the 1838 is extremely rare, with perhaps 10-12 distinct specimens known. This piece shows a strong strike and exceptional luster beneath rich reddish-gold color. Field marks are light, and the only abrasions of note are a pair of small ones above the eagle's right wing that we mention for pedigree purposes, not because of their distracting nature. Census: 6 in 65, 2 finer (11/11).
Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2000), lot 7609; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 3402; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2007), lot 1825.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 25FY, PCGS# 7696)

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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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