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1842-O $2 1/2 AU58 PCGS....

2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124

 
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Auction Ended On: May 1, 2009
Item Activity: 8 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Duke Energy Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Elusive 1842-O Quarter Eagle, AU58
1842-O $2 1/2 AU58 PCGS. The 1842-O is one of the most elusive O-mints in any grade, and extremely so in AU or better condition. This coin's color is a superior and attractive mix of medium-gold and copper-gold. This highly lustrous example is well struck, even on the forecurl that trails down Liberty's neck, although examination with a loupe reveals a small scratch between stars 9 and 10. The reverse is boldly impressed, with excellent overall detailing on the eagle save on the left (facing) leg. The reverse is free of singularly mentionable marks. A stunning example of this rare branch mint coinage. Population: 6 in 58, 12 finer (3/09).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25GK, PCGS# 7726)

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