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    Magnificent MS64 1839-O Quarter Eagle
    Classic Head, Obverse Mintmark

    1839-O $2 1/2 MS64 PCGS. CAC. Breen-6152, Variety 27. Wide Fraction on a reverse also showing a die crack between the topmost leaf of the olive branch and the I of UNITED. While all Southern gold enjoys popularity, early dates from the 1830s that show the mintmark on the obverse make for easier display of their coins' distinctive qualities. This 1839-O quarter eagle, from the final year of the Classic Head design, has softly frosted yellow-to-orange luster and warm, inviting eye appeal. The strike is uneven on the margins and soft on the highest points of Liberty's hair, yet the luster is undisturbed. This Condition Census-worthy coin is housed in a green label holder. Population: 4 in 64, 0 finer (11/12).(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, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    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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