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

    1839-O $2 1/2 AU55 PCGS. Variety 27. High Date, Wide Fraction. Both dies show evidence of lapping, and minor clash marks are noted inside Liberty's ear. The reverse has a die crack through the olive branch to the I in UNITED, and other minor cracks through the tops of letters in STATES. Neither die was used elsewhere in the series. This Choice AU example shows trivial handling marks on its still-lustrous yellow-gold surfaces, with a minor scrape and strike weakness at the lower reverse. Population: 26 in 55, 61 finer (5/19).(Registry values: P3)

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

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2019
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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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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