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    Near-Mint 1839-C Quarter Eagle

    1839-C $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Breen-6150, McCloskey-C, Variety 2, R.4. The mintmark is centered over the space between the 8 and 3 in the date, with a die crack passing just to its right. Coins that combine the allure of Southern gold with the old-style Classic Head design are in high demand from a broad range of collectors, and the 1839-C quarter eagle is no exception. This radiant near-Mint piece has bold gold-orange luster with only slight rub on the softly struck high points. A handful of scattered abrasions are consistent with brief circulation. NGC has graded 17 numerically finer pieces (1/10), though this number is likely inflated by resubmissions.
    From The South Texas Collection.(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.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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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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