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    1839-O Quarter Eagle, AU58
    Inaugural New Orleans Gold

    1839-O $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Breen-6152, Variety 27, R.3. High Date, Wide Fraction. Although the New Orleans Mint struck its first silver coins in 1838, gold coins were not struck until the next year, when 17,781 quarter eagles were produced. Two die pairs were used for this emission. This partly lustrous piece is nicely struck and has only a few small marks, none of which are significant.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2006), lot 2598.(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
    February, 2017
    16th-19th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    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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