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    1838 Quarter Eagle, MS63+
    Conditionally Rare, A Better Date

    1838 $2 1/2 MS63+ PCGS Secure. Breen-6146, Variety 19, R.2. The 1838 is a better date among Classic Head quarter eagles, especially in Mint State. Most coins in Uncirculated condition grade no better than MS62. This Select example is conditionally rare. It is also one of only two pieces for the grade that are Plus-designated -- one at PCGS and the other at NGC (4/18). The strike is sharp on the obverse and just a touch weak on the reverse at the left shield corner and wing junction. Some light handling marks on Liberty's cheek and in the open fields define the grade but are not detracting, and both sides have lovely yellow-gold luster with soft luminance. Population: 8 in 63 (1 in 63+), 8 finer (4/18).(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
    June, 2018
    14th-17th Thursday-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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