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    Near-Mint 1839-O Two and a Half
    Scarcer Close Fraction Variety

    1839-O $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. CAC. Breen-6153, Variety-28, R.4. The low date, close fraction die variety, seen less often than the high date, wide fraction Variety-27. The 1839-O is the only New Orleans issue of the Classic quarter eagle type, and its mintage of 17,781 pieces confirms the scarcity. The present near-Mint example is struck from medal turn dies and is well struck aside from the uppermost stars. A band of bright luster fills the borders, and relevant marks are confined to the field near the eagle's beak and the obverse margin near 1:30.(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, 2012
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    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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