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    1839-D Quarter Eagle, AU58
    Inaugural Dahlonega Issue

    1839-D $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Variety 26, R.3. Doug Winter considers quarter eagles to be the "rarest of the three primary denominations of coins struck at the Dahlonega Mint both in terms of overall rarity and rarity in high grades." In Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint, third edition, he also designates the 1839-D quarter eagle as one of the most sought-after issues of this denomination due to its status as a one-year type. The year 1839 produced the first quarter eagle coinage at the new Georgia branch mint, utilizing primarily locally mined ore, and it also represented the final year of quarter eagle coinage with William Kneass' Classic Head design.

    The 1839-D quarter eagle comes from a mintage of 13,674 pieces and is rare in Mint State. This nearly Uncirculated example displays satiny yellow-gold surfaces and just a touch of high-point friction. Minor strike weakness is visible in the centers as usual. Census: 18 in 58, 12 finer (6/18).
    From The Bendett Fellowship Collection. (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 Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    14th-19th Tuesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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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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