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    Elusive MS62 1839-C Quarter Eagle

    1839-C $2 1/2 MS62 ICG. McCloskey-B, Breen-6149, R.4. The mintmark is over the left half of the 3 in the date, and the branch stem tip is over the left edge of the D in the denomination. This piece combines its natural green-gold alloy with an overlay of reddish patina. The devices are well defined in the centers, with characteristic bluntness only on a few of the obverse stars. There is a large shallow planchet lamination (as struck) on the cheek. High grade (pieces grading AU or better) examples of this popular Charlotte issue are generally available for a price, but the appearance of an MS62 1839-C is most unusual. Douglas Winter (1998) contends that only five Mint State pieces are known.(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, 2007
    8th-10th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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