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    1839-O Two and a Half, AU50
    First New Orleans Gold Issue

    1839-O $2 1/2 AU50 NGC. Breen-6152, Variety 27, R.3. The High Date, Wide Fraction variant of the sole Classic Head issue from the New Orleans Mint. This bright sun-gold two and a half is nicely struck and without any mentionable marks. A late die state with lapping on the fraction and branch stem. The three die cracks from the corners of the I in UNITED are bold.(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25G7, PCGS# 7701)

    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, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    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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