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    1839 Quarter Eagle, Sharp AU58
    Conditionally Scarce

    1839 $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Breen-6148, Variety 21, R.3. A single die variety is known for the 1839 quarter eagle, an issue that is rarely seen in the upper AU or Mint State grades. Walter Breen's Encyclopedia continued a decades-old tradition of calling this issue an 1839/8 overdate, although more recent study of obverse die characteristics refutes this theory. The date is recut -- some suggest that it was entered with a defective punch -- giving only the illusion of an overdate. The present coin is sharply struck and displays satiny orange-gold patina with mildly abraded surfaces. Census: 18 in 58, 14 finer (7/16).
    From The Twelve Oaks Collection.(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# E2MR, PCGS# 7698)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    9th-12th Friday-Monday
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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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