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    1837 Quarter Eagle, MS63
    Rare in Mint State

    1837 $2 1/2 MS63 PCGS. Breen-6145, Variety 16, R.2. The usual die variety for this lower mintage (45,080 circulation strikes) Philadelphia issue, though two other rare die pairs are known. Numerous examples exist in Extremely Fine and About Uncirculated condition. Mint State specimens are rare and tend to be concentrated in the lower end of the spectrum.

    Rich orange-gold color cascades over both sides of this lustrous Select offering. The design features are well-struck except for the usual softness in the hair curl above Liberty's ear. A few scattered minuscule marks preclude the next highest grade. Population: 6 in 63, 4 finer (11/13).(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
    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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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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