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    Condition Census Uncirculated 1839-D Quarter Eagle

    1839-D MS 60 NGC. From the final year of the Classic Head design, the '39-D (which has also been incorrectly interpreted to be a '39/8 overdate) is a rare, low mintage issue that is most often encountered well circulated. Only 13,674 pieces were produced and even a low-end AU causes a stir among Southern gold enthusiasts. This coin is typically soft in the centers, with delicate orange patina over yellow-gold surfaces. It is one of a dozen or so mint state examples known to exist and sneaks in the lower-end of the Condition Census for the issue. Population: 1 in 60, 2 finer (10/97).
    Ex: September 1967 Sale (Lester Merkin), lot 297 at $302.

    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
    January, 1998
    7th-9th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    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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