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    1839-O Quarter Eagle, AU53
    Close Fraction, Medallic Alignment

    1839-O $2 1/2 -- Medallic Alignment -- AU53 NGC. Breen-6153, Variety 28, R.4. The Close Fraction variety, the rarer of the two known die marriages for this low mintage issue. The only New Orleans issue of the Classic design. A fairly early die state since the horizontal crack behind the eagle's neck is indistinct. The dies were rotated 180 degrees from proper coin alignment, an error perhaps attributable to growing pains at the fledgling branch mint.
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(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.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2014
    3rd-5th Monday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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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