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    Lustrous AU58 1839-C Quarter Eagle

    1839-C $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Recut 39, Winter 3-C, McCloskey-C, Breen-6150, R.3. Although this variety was once considered an overdate, 1839/38, the overdate status has been discredited and the current Guide Book now says simply that the coins were made from defective number punches that presumably required repunching. The C mintmark is between the 83 in the date, and a die crack bisects the obverse from star 2, through Liberty's head, to star 9. Another obverse crack intersects the 3 in the date. On the reverse, cracks run along the eagle's left (facing) wing and from the left shield point through the eagle's beak and upwards into the field. The surfaces are somewhat prooflike, with pretty orange-gold color and much clinging luster. Light field chatter is present, but the reverse is choice for the grade and the piece retains lots of eye appeal. NGC has certified 16 pieces finer (12/07). (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
    January, 2008
    9th-12th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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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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