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Desirable AU 1839 Classic Head Quarter Eagle

1839 $2 1/2 AU50 PCGS. Just one die variety is known for the 1839 Classic Head quarter eagles, and it has sometimes been called an 1839/8 overdate, but it is actually a repunched date. Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth commented that this obverse was produced from a defective digit punch. They also wrote that this issue "is a sleeper rarity in the series." This piece is an attractive example with light yellow-gold surfaces tending toward orange. Both sides are relatively smooth with only trivial surface marks. Purchased in the 1930's at face value by Karl Stecher Sr. from coins turned in by the public as per President Roosevelt's March 9, 1933 directive. Kraft envelope with notations "2.50" and "vf" included.
From The Stecher Collection.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25G3, PCGS# 7698)


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Auction Dates
March, 2007
15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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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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