1808 $2 1/2 VF30 NGC....
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The 1808 quarter eagle is well-known to collectors as a difficult, elusive, and in-demand type, along with its close cousin, the 1796 No Stars quarter eagle. The small emission of 2,710 quarter eagles represents the sole appearance of Reich's design on the quarter eagle, and is responsible for the ceaseless demand for the issue from date and type collectors.
This midgrade circulated specimen may fill some fortunate collector's want list, as it is a problem-free example of the type. The greenish-gold surfaces still show some contrast between the fields and devices, with muted luster present. There are, of course, a few light contact marks on each side, but no distracting scrapes or abrasions. The piece displays the usual die state, with an obverse die crack through the rear peak of the cap, continuing over the cap to the left, and through all stars on the right. Expect fierce bidding on this piece, and act accordingly.
From The John Stimson, Sr. Collection, Part One.(Registry values: P8) (NGC ID# 25FD, PCGS# 7660)
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