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    Important MS62 1839-C Quarter Eagle

    1839-C $2 1/2 MS62 PCGS. Recut 39, Breen-6150, Winter 3-C, McCloskey-C, R.3. A radiant yellow-gold example with fewer marks than expected of the grade. Well struck aside from the stars. The usual die state for Variety 3-C, with two lengthy thin die cracks across the upper left reverse. As of (8/06), PCGS has certified only three 1839-C quarter eagles as Mint State. This example is one of two certified as MS62, with none finer. (The other piece is listed under the overdate PCGS number). For several years, the present die variety was believed to be an 1839/8 overdate, probably because the recutting on the 9 in the date does not appear to match the overdigit. Once it was realized this "overdate" was seen on all three branch mint issues for the date, as well as on 1839 Philadelphia quarter eagles, specialists concluded that a defective punch caused the appearance of an overdate. Although a different punch was used, a defective punch is also likely responsible for the 1839 Large Letters eagle. The latter, however, remains listed in the Guide Book as an overdate.(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 Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    13th-16th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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