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3271

1846-D $2 1/2 MS62 NGC....

2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 19, 2008
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100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Condition Rarity 1846-D Quarter Eagle
MS62, Variety 7-J
1846-D $2 1/2 MS62 NGC. Variety 7-J, identified by a die crack that begins at the rim at the right side of the E in AMERICA and runs through the field and into the feathers. A second crack runs from the first S in STATES through to the rim.
The 1846-D is usually seen in Very Fine and Extremely Fine grades. It is scarce to rare in About Uncirculated, and is an extremely rare issue in Mint State. Indeed, NGC and PCGS have certified only 17 such coins, the highest being a single MS64.
The bright peach-gold surfaces of this MS62 specimen exhibit well struck design elements, the only exception being softness in the eagle's legs and neck. A few small marks are visible, slightly more so on the obverse. This is the highest grade most collectors can hope to own. Census: 3 in 62, 2 finer (7/08).
From The Mississippi Collection.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25H3, PCGS# 7742)

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