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    Underrated 1839/8 Quarter Eagle, AU 55

    1839/8 $2 1/2 AU 55. Bright and minimally hairlined, the surfaces present an even, green-gold sheen. Both sides are sharply struck. This issue has a reported mintage of 27,021 pieces, but Breen (1988) asserts that many of these coins may have been struck from 1838-dated dies. All 1839 quarter eagles are of the overdate variety.

    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
    January, 2001
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 161
    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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