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    Description

    Extremely Rare Variety 10 Script 8
    1836 Quarter Eagle, AU53
    Finest of Three Known

    1836 $2 1/2 Script 8 AU53 NGC. First Head of 1837, Breen-6143, Variety 10, R.7. According to Classic quarter eagle researcher Mark Borckardt, John McCloskey is credited with the discovery of the extremely rare Variety 10. The rarity of the variety is such that this may be the first time it has been photographed within any auction catalog. McCloskey owns the discovery piece--which is in a lower grade than the present coin--and has seen one other, which he graded VF. The key attribution points are the locations of stars 6 and 13 relative to the bust.
    This is an unmarked and partly lustrous straw-gold example. The centers are softly impressed, as is the case with the McCloskey specimen, while the borders are sharply defined. A minute obverse rim ding at 12 o'clock will identify this important piece for the early gold die variety specialist.(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25FU, PCGS# 7694)

    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
    February, 2011
    3rd-6th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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