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Elusive 1848 Quarter Eagle, MS61

1848 $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. The 1848 quarter eagle, with its small mintage of 6,500 pieces, is a scarce issue. This MS61 example displays apricot-gold surfaces splashed with mint-green. The fields are partially prooflike, especially on the reverse which shows die polish lines. Sharply struck, except for the usual weakness on the eagle's left (facing) leg. Wispy obverse handling marks limit the grade. Census: 9 in 61, 9 finer (12/09).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25H9, PCGS# 7748)

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February, 2010
3rd-7th
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