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    1837 Classic Two and a Half, MS61, Variety-16

    1837 $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. Breen-6145, Variety-16, R.2. This variety has three pale gules in the reverse shield. This is a reuse of Reverse A from 1834. AME and RI are joined on the reverse as further identifiers of this variety. Variety-16 coins are common for an 1837. As a result, this Uncirculated example would make an excellent better-date type coin or a Mint State example for a set of Classic two and a halves. The fields are bright and semireflective with a uniform, deep reddish patina. The striking details are above average, especially on the hair curls of Liberty. Minimally abraded. Census: 15 in 61, 22 finer (5/11).(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25FX, PCGS# 7695)

    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
    July, 2011
    7th-10th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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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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