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    1838-C Quarter Eagle, AU55
    Collar Alignment Mint Error

    1838-C $2 1/2 AU55 NGC. Breen-6147, Variety 20, R.3. The introductory Charlotte Mint five dollar issue has a tiny mintage of 7,880 pieces. One die pairing is known, identified by a southern-repunched mintmark and a "bridle" die crack through the eagle's beak. Protected areas are golden-brown, while the open fields and high points are olive-green. Strike-throughs, as made, are at the obverse center, below the F in OF, and below the beak. The collar die was out of alignment when this piece was struck, which results in a steep wire rim on the obverse near 12 o'clock.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25FZ, PCGS# 7697)

    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, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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