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    1839-C Classic Head Quarter Eagle, AU58
    Two-Year Mintmark Type Coin

    1839-C $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Breen-6150, Winter-2, Variety-22, R.4. The 1839-C Classic Head quarter eagle is popular with mintmark type collectors as the second year of a two-year design type. The reported mintage was 18,140 pieces, and Doug Winter estimates a surviving population of 300-400 examples in all grades. Perhaps 70-115 coins are extant at AU levels. Three varieties are known for the date, with this example representing the rarest Winter-2 variety, with the 3 in the date recut and the mintmark centered over the gap between the 8 and 3. This specimen displays light greenish-gold surfaces, with much remaining mint luster. The reverse is sharply struck, but the obverse shows a little softness on the star centers. Census: 79 in 58, 18 finer (9/10).(Registry values: P5)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25G4, PCGS# 7699)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    28th-31st 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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