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    Choice AU 1839-O McCloskey-A Quarter Eagle

    1839-O $2 1/2 AU55 PCGS. High Date, Wide Fraction, Breen-6152, McCloskey-A, R.3. As the first quarter eagle mintage from the New Orleans Mint that had only opened the year before, in 1838, the 1839-Os must have been saved by the local populace. Despite their meager mintage of less than 18,000 pieces, today they are available for a price up through the lower Mint State grades. This Choice AU piece displays lustrous yellow-gold surfaces with only a few shallow, sprinkled contact marks.(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
    September, 2008
    17th-21st Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    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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