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Reddish Tinged Gem 1838 Quarter Eagle

1838 $2 1/2 MS65 NGC. Ex: Freedom Collection. Just one die marriage is known for the 1838 Classic Head quarter eagle. Although this issue has a tendency to be grouped with the more obtainable issues in the Classic series such as the 1834 and 1835, few people have seen a sufficient number of Mint State pieces to pass judgment on its rarity above AU. Most high grade examples appear to range from AU 58 to MS 62 and, at the Gem level, the 1838 is extremely rare with fewer than 10 distinct specimens known. This piece shows a strong strike and exceptional luster characteristics beneath rich reddish-gold color. Field marks are generally very light and the only abrasions of note are a pair of small ones above the eagle's right wing that we mention for pedigree purposes, not because of their distracting nature.Ex: 2000 FUN Auction (Heritage, 1/2000), lot 7609.
From The Belle Glade Collection, Part Two.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 25FY, PCGS# 7696)


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Auction Dates
August, 2007
8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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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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