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    Incredible Gem Uncirculated 1838 Quarter Eagle

    1838 $2 1/2 MS 65 PCGS. Although the 1838 quarter eagle has a tendency to be grouped with the more obtainable issues in the Classic series such as the 1834 and 1835, few people have been witness to a sufficient number of Mint State pieces to pass judgement 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. This piece shows a strong strike and exceptional luster characteristics beneath rich reddish 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. Population: 1 in 65, 3 finer (11/99).

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

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2000
    5th-7th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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