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    Highly Desirable 1839-D Classic Quarter Eagle

    1839-D $2 1/2 XF45 ANACS. Variety 1-A. The more frequently seen of the two varieties, easily attributed by the branch stem over the denomination that was weakened by die lapping. Although the ANACS holder lists this as an 1839/8, Winter states that the 9 was improperly cut making the date appear as if it is an overdate which is incorrect. This high grade representative is adequately struck with even bright golden patina. An identifier, a couple of marks are seen in the reverse field above the eagle's head. One of the most popular D-mint Quarter Eagles primarily because it is the only Classic issue struck at the historic Southern Mint. (#7700)

    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
    May, 2004
    5th-6th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    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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