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    Pleasing 1839-C Quarter Eagle
    Classic Head, AU58

    1839-C $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Recut 39, Variety 3-C, McCloskey-C, Breen-6150 R.3. The 1839-C Classic Head, No Motto quarter eagle is a low mintage date, with only 18,140 pieces coined. Doug Winter estimates a surviving population of 80-85 pieces, but recent population data from third-party grading services indicates the population may be somewhat larger. The issue is the second date in a two-year type, and collectors prize the dramatic placement of the mintmark on the obverse. In Collecting & Investing Strategies for United States Gold Coins, Jeff Ambio recommends this issue for inclusion in a type set by issuing mint. Unlike many examples of this date, the central details of this specimen are sharply defined. A few scattered abrasions are consistent with the grade. Census: 72 in 58, 16 finer (1/09). (Registry values: P5)

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

    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
    February, 2009
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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