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    1839-O Quarter Eagle, Well Struck AU55
    The First New Orleans Gold Coin

    1839-O $2 1/2 AU55 NGC. Breen-6152, Variety-27, R.3. The 1839-O quarter eagle has the distinction of being the first gold coin produced at the New Orleans Mint. A large number of the 17,781-piece mintage was apparently saved as the issue can be located in XF and AU without too much trouble. Uncirculated coins, on the other hand, are elusive. This Choice AU example displays light to medium yellow-gold surfaces imbued with hints of light green and displays a generally strong strike, though the star centers are soft as typically seen. Both sides are minimally abraded for a gold coin having seen some circulation. A small mark is located on Liberty's cheek just behind the mouth.(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
    May-Jun, 2012
    31st-3rd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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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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