- Keyword Search
Reflective 1830 Quarter Eagle, MS641830 $2 1/2 MS64 NGC. Breen-6133, BD-1, R.4. From 1829 until 1834, only one die variety of each Capped Head quarter eagle issue was minted. The diameter was reduced slightly from the earlier Capped Head issues coined from 1821 to 1827. Each year saw a limited production that ranged from a low of 3,403 coins in 1829 to a high of 4,540 coins the following year. The average production was 4,170 coins.
New technology was introduced at that time, providing a more uniform diameter and appearance to the coin through the used of a closed color that imparted a reeded edge at the same time the coin was struck, eliminating the separate step of imparting the edge device before striking. Mint Director Samuel Moore stated that the new closed collar provided a "mathematical equality" to the coins.
Throughout the 1820s and into the 1830s, the price of gold increased to a point where the gold value was greater than the face value, inspiring people who had them to melt them down for their gold content. Today, the result of those actions is that few examples survive today, although those that do survive are apt to be in higher grades since they clearly did not circulate.
Both sides of this boldly detailed piece have minuscule scratches and planchet flakes. The greenish-gold surfaces are faintly prooflike with slight cameo contrast. All of the design elements are bold and the overall eye appeal is exceptional. This splendid quarter eagle is sure to please the connoisseur. Census: 1 in 64, 8 finer (10/08).
From The Omaha Collection.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# BFW8, PCGS# 7670)
View all of [The Omaha Collection ]
Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.
Luxury Real Estate
Opens about 12/31/2015
Opens about 02/12/2016
Opens about 02/22/2016
Opens about 03/04/2016
Opens about 03/07/2016
Fine & Rare Wine
Opens about 03/14/2016
Opens about 03/17/2016
Opens about 03/18/2016
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
Learn about consigning with us
I am continuing to grow and upgrade my collection and constantly monitor your auctions. And when I am ready to sell, I will certainly consult with Heritage Auction Galleries.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com