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    1838 Quarter Eagle, MS61
    Nice Classic Head Type Coin

    1838 $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. Breen-6146, Variety 19, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Only one die pair was employed to coin the 47,030 Classic Head quarter eagles in 1838. Mint officials made a few slight adjustments to the design, modifying the shape of the head and hair, and reducing the size of the stars. Green-gold color dominates the partly lustrous surfaces of this Uncirculated representative. The stars show a moderate degree of incompleteness, while Liberty's hair and the eagle are well-detailed. Census: 21 in 61, 39 finer (8/14).
    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 @ $15.00; 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


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
    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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