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    Delightful 1834 Classic Quarter Eagle, MS64

    1834 $2 1/2 Classic MS64 NGC. McCloskey-A, Breen-6140, Large Head, R.3. The Large Head quarter eagle of 1834 differs from the Small Head of the year by a large 4 closer to the curl, deep indentation in the curls at 2:30, thick lips, and the AM of AMERICA well apart. The reported mintage of 112,234 pieces includes both varieties, but the Large Head is much scarcer.
    The bright yellow-gold surfaces of this near-Gem display noticeable field-motif contrast. The design elements are well struck, and the fields yield extensive areas of die polish lines. A few minute handling marks prevent this delightful specimen from attaining full Gem classification.(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25FS, PCGS# 7692)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2008
    9th-12th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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    Classic Head Quarter Eagles Die Variety Guide

    The series of Classic Head quarter eagles issued from 1834 to 1839 includes 28 different individual die varieties. To date nothing has been published regarding each of the varieties. This guide provides identification and photos of the individual varieties with an of rarity for each variety.

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