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    Description

    A Second Near-Mint 1839-D Two and a Half

    1839-D PCGS AU 58. This third high grade 1839-D quarter eagle shows a strike that is more typical for the issue. There is some noticeable weakness at the central portion of the obverse and reverse. This gives the impression of wear but, in fact, this coin has no real signs of friction. There are some light marks on the lustrous surfaces that are more than compensated for by the very attractive rich, natural orange-gold color.
    This coin employs a different reverse than the specimen offered above. On this piece, designated as variety 1-B, the branch stem is very bold and placed entirely to the left of the D in the denomination. On the more common 1-A variety, the branch stem is weaker and it is placed over the upright of the D.

    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, 1999
    6th-8th 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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