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    Overdate 1839-C Classic Quarter Eagle

    1839-C XF 40 NGC. Overdate, struck from the first set of dies, with the distinctive die crack from the rim through the E in STATES. A scarce and highly coveted Classic quarter eagle that is usually seen in VF or XF at best. This piece is well defined in the centers but shows the usual softness of detail on the obverse stars. The green-gold color of the planchet is overlaid by a rich reddish-coppery patina that enhances the overall attractiveness of the coin. Numerous small abrasions are scattered across both sides.

    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.

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 1995
    16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 186
    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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