Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Very Choice About Uncirculated 1839-O Classic Two-and-a-Half

    1839-O $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. The only Classic Quarter Eagle produced in the New Orleans Mint, the '39-O is an immensely popular coin among Southern gold specialists. Despite a paltry original mintage of 17,781 pieces, the 1839-O is the second most common O-mint Quarter Eagle after the 1843-O Small Date, and it is the easiest to obtain in grades above the XF level of preservation. This is a sharply detailed example with rich copper-gold color and a few sprays of lighter patina here and there. A couple of pinscratches over and before Liberty's portrait are somewhat distracting, but there are few other noteworthy abrasions. Some original mint luster adheres to the protected areas around the peripheries. According to Winter (1992), only 25-35 1839-O Classic Quarter Eagles are extant in AU.
    The consignor purchased this coin from Doug Winter.

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

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2002
    27th-30th Saturday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 187
    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.

    Download the guide

    Sold on Jul 29, 2002 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 42 days left to consign to the 2021 October 28 - 29 World & Ancient Coins Platinum Night and Signature Online Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Great coins, lovely catalogs, accurate description and grades (whether raw or slabbed).
    M.G. ,
    New City, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search