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    1839 Quarter Eagle, MS61
    Vibrant Luster, Strong Eye Appeal
    Rarely Seen in Mint State

    1839 $2 1/2 MS61 PCGS. CAC. Breen-6148, Variety 21, R.3. The 1839 is the rarest Philadelphia issue in the Classic Head quarter eagle series, and it is actually scarcer than a couple of the branch mint issues. Fewer than 100 coins have been certified by PCGS in all grades, and only eight are Uncirculated. The NGC population is similarly small (6/16). This MS61 coin displays an unusually sharp central strike with trivial softness on the left-hand star centers. Light chatter in the fields limits the grade, but a rare amount of luster rolls around in a cartwheel on each side. Liberty's portrait shows a blush of peach-orange color, while the remainder of each side is brighter yellow-gold. As the CAC endorsement suggests, this 1839 Classic Head quarter eagle is noticeably finer than the typical lower-end Mint State example, as it is devoid of the high-point slide marks and rub that usually appear on coins of this numeric level. Population: 7 in 61, 1 finer. CAC: 4 in 61, 0 finer (6/16).(Registry values: P3)

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

    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
    August, 2016
    10th-14th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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