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    Important 1839-D Quarter Eagle, AU53

    1839-D $2 1/2 AU53 NGC. Variety 1-A. Weak Stem. The first quarter eagle produced at the Dahlonega Mint and the only Classic Head quarter eagle coined at that facility define the two-fold importance of the date. Two die pairs, one obverse and two different reverses, were required to produce 13,674 coins. The varieties are immediately distinguished by either a bold or weak branch stem above the D in the denomination. Rarity is approximately equal for each. Slight central weakness is evident on each side, with rich green-gold color that is accented by hints of subtle orange toning. Minor hairlines and light abrasions are evident on each side.(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25G5, PCGS# 7700)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2007
    8th-10th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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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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