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    1839-D Classic Quarter Eagle, MS60
    Among the Finest of This Scarce Issue

    1839-D $2 1/2 MS60 NGC. Winter 1-A, Variety 26, R.3. The Weak Stem variety with much of the branch stem and other details at the lower reverse lapped from the die. The other variety, from a different reverse die, shows a bold stem. The obverse has a recut 9 in the date, and in many older references it is called a 9 over 8 overdate.

    The 1839-D is the first quarter eagle struck in Dahlonega, Georgia, and it is also the only Classic Head gold piece struck at that Mint. For those reasons, it is an extremely popular variety with collectors. The present piece has excellent design elements and full luster, with moderately abraded surfaces that prevent a higher grade. However, this issue is elusive in any high grade. Census: 1 in 60, 11 finer (10/17).
    Ex: Houston Signature (Heritage, 12/2008), lot 1834.(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
    December, 2017
    7th-10th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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