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    Impressive Borderline Gem 1836 Quarter Eagle, Block 8 Variety

    1836 $2 1/2 Block 8 MS 64 PCGS. Head of 1835. This issue boasts the highest original mintage (547,986 pieces) of any quarter eagle from 1796-1850, and one might be tempted to deduce that the 1836 is a plentiful coin in all grades. In Mint State, however, this issue is anything but common. Since many pre-1834 gold coins were hoarded and melted during the 1820s and 1830s, most examples of this lighter weight issue were needed to fill the resultant void in domestic circulation. Most Mint State survivors of this issue are of the Head of 1835 variety. This example is somewhat weakly impressed over the central highpoints, but the balance of the devices are crisply defined. The color is an interesting blend of orange-gold and green-gold hues that is suggestive of originality. Both sides are frosty and typically abrasion-free for the grade.
    From the Bob Bisanz U.S. Type Set.

    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
    January, 2001
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 255
    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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