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    1836 Classic Head Quarter Eagle, MS64
    Scarcer Block 8, Variety 15 Issue

    1836 $2 1/2 Block 8, Second Head of 1837, Breen-6144, Variety 15, R.2. MS64 PCGS. CAC. A substantial mintage of 547,986 Classic Head quarter eagles was accomplished in 1836, with eight die varieties known for the date. The varieties are divided into two main subtypes, five with a Script 8 in the date and three with a Block 8. This coin represents the Second Head of 1837 Variety 15, with a Block 8 date style and a detached berry in the olive branch on the reverse. In general, the Block 8 varieties are much more elusive than their Script 8 counterparts. This coin is a well-detailed Choice example, with a touch of the usual softness on the eagle's leg. The antique-gold surfaces show only minor signs of contact and retain much of their original mint luster. Population: 8 in 64 (1 in 64+), 4 finer. CAC: 2 in 64, 1 finer (6/16).(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25FU, PCGS# 97694)

    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
    August, 2016
    10th-14th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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