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    Superb Condition Census MS 62 1839-D

    1839-D $2 1/2 MS 62 PCGS. Not as well struck as the MS 61 just offered, with some weakness noted at the centers. A superb, original coin with lovely, deep, orange-gold color over very frosty surfaces. There are virtually no marks noted even below magnification. A small coppery toning spot on the obverse rim at 10 o'clock serves as identification.
    There are approximately ten to twelve Uncirculated 1839-D quarter eagles known. The presently offered example is, according to our records, the fourth finest of these and it is the only piece in this level of quality that is likely to be available for some time.
    Variety 1-B; bold branch stem located entirely to the left of the D in UNITED. All three of the reverse die cracks as described on page 90 of Doug Winter's Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint are present, but they are faint.
    The current Condition Census for this issue is as follows:
    1. Private collection, Ex: Stack's 10/94: 859; James Stack Collection. Graded MS 64 by both PCGS and NGC.
    2. Duke's Creek Collection, Ex: Superior 2/98: 3334. Graded MS 63 by PCGS.
    3. Gold Rush Collection, Ex: Sotheby's 6/96: 23. Graded MS 62 by PCGS.
    4. This coin, Ex: Chestatee Collection. Graded MS 62 by PCGS.
    5. Private collection, Ex: Stack's/RARCOA/Akers 11/95: 1508. Graded MS 63 by NGC.
    From the Chestatee Collection.

    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
    August, 1999
    11th-13th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    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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