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    1839-D Quarter Eagle, AU58
    Scarce, Underrated Issue

    1839-D $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. CAC. Winter 1-A, Variety 26, R.3. There are several interesting parallels to be noted between the 1839 quarter eagle and the 1839-D issue. First: Both were struck from defective and/or recut dies, leaving the 9 in the date to appear to be struck over an 8. In the past, reference works have characterized the 1839 and 1839-D issues as 1839/8 overdates, and some coins have been sold or certified as such. Second: Like the 1838-C, both issues are absolutely rare based upon the number of coins graded by NGC and PCGS; and both seem to be underrated.

    The current example is surprisingly lustrous for an AU coin, and displays a combination of antique-gold and rose coloration over each side. The design elements are well struck, and attractive. Census: 17 in 58, 12 finer (8/14).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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    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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