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    1839 HM-1 Two and a Half, AU53
    Underappreciated Philly Issue

    1839 $2 1/2 HM-1, R.4, AU53 PCGS. The final-year Philadelphia Classic two and a half has a paltry mintage of 27,021 pieces. It is very scarce in all grades, but it typically trades for less than its branch mint cousins, though they appear at auction with equal or greater frequency. This caramel-gold representative displays light wear but luster outlines design elements. Marks are inconsequential, though we note a rim flaw on the reverse at 12:30.
    From The Maurice Storck Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 764793, Base PCGS# 7698)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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