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    1839-C AU 50 PCGS. Recut 39. The recut date is obvious and was created by a markedly low 3 and a slightly low 9. It is a bit more available in all grades than the overdate, and in AU is definitely a scarce and desirable item. This piece is far above average for the issue with only one planchet flake out of the right obverse field (the typical example may have several on each side), and the only mentionable die crack runs from the left shield point though the eagle's head and on into the upper reverse field. Very well struck in the centers with no detracting abrasions and medium orange-gold color. Trends $5,250 for the overdate (unlisted otherwise).

    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
    15th Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 103
    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.

    Download the guide

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