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    Attractive Mint State 1839-C Quarter Eagle

    1839-C $2 1/2 MS60 NGC. Breen-6149, Winter-3, Variety 24, R.4. An early die state that shows full branch detail along with repunching on the second S in STATES. As seen on all known examples of this die pair, Liberty's cheek displays a shallow depression, probably caused by a thin layer of stubborn debris on the obverse die. The present example is important for its remarkably unabraded appearance. The orange-gold toning is faint and confined to the margins. One of only two Charlotte Mint quarter eagle issues with an obverse mintmark, since the location moved to the reverse in 1840 with the advent of the Liberty type.(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
    August, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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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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