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    1838 Two and a Half Gold
    Choice About Uncirculated Example

    1838 $2 1/2 AU55 NGC. CAC. Breen-6146, Variety 19, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. No subtype in the quarter eagle series has a portrait of Liberty that changes as often in appearance from year-to-year as those seen in the six-year Classic Head era. Viewed side-by-side, the various yearly representations look more like sisters than a single Miss Liberty. The 1838 rendering is perhaps most similar to 1834 (nicknamed Booby Head by Breen, but that is both uncomplimentary and unfair). This Choice About Uncirculated example has a wonderful natural patina with gleaming orange luster in the protected areas and olive overtones over the fields and devices. The strike is bold with minimal wear or abrasions.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $17.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# E2MN, PCGS# 7696)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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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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