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    1839 Variety 21 Quarter Eagle, MS61
    Last Classic Head Issue

    1839 $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. Breen-6148, Variety 21, R.3. Although past literature has discussed overdates, repunched dates, and normal dates for the 1839 Classic Head quarter eagle, there is only one documented die pair that shows a repunched 9. Doubling is also visible below the 8 on this example. The reverse die made its final appearance in 1839, having been used earlier in 1836 for Varieties 8 and 15, and in 1837 for Variety 17. This pleasing piece has full luster with intermingled orange, yellow, and olive overtones. An extremely rare issue in Mint State grades. Census: 8 in 61, 5 finer (3/19).
    Ex: Heritage (10/2012), lot 5533.(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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    April, 2019
    25th-28th Thursday-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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