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    1839-D Two and a Half, AU58
    Debut of Dahlonega Quarter Eagle Coinage

    1839-D $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Winter 1-A, Variety 26, R.3. The Dahlonega Mint, established by the same legislation that authorized the Charlotte and New Orleans branches, began coinage operations in 1838 with the half eagle denomination. In 1839, the quarter eagle was added to its capabilities. The Dahlonega Mint was built to service local mining communities, and it coined almost entirely locally mined bullion. In 1839, 13,674 quarter eagles were struck. There was no numismatic interest at the time to preserve high-grade specimens, and most surviving examples show varying degrees of wear or damage. In AU58, this issue is scarce, and it is a rarity with a Mint State designation from the grading services. This near-Mint coin displays bright yellow-gold surfaces with satiny, lustrous fields. The strike is generally sharp. On the obverse, a mint-made, linear planchet depression is seen below Liberty's chin, but actual abrasions are tiny and unobtrusive. Census: 18 in 58, 13 finer (11/19).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 4UKS, PCGS# 7700)

    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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    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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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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