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    1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle, VF Sharpness
    In-Demand BD-2 Variety

    1796 $2 1/2 No Stars on Obverse, BD-2, R.4 -- Rim Filing -- NGC Details. VF. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/b. The 1796 No Stars quarter eagle is the first year of the denomination and an important gold type coin. The BD-2 die marriage, with the arrows on the reverse extending about to the N in UNITED, constitutes the vast majority of the issue. This relatively affordable example may prove to be just the ticket for a forthright type collector on a budget. The surfaces are evenly worn, with muted olive-gold and lilac-toned surfaces. There are many small abrasions, but the only ones of note are a minor scratch in the obverse field at 2 o'clock and a short planchet depression behind the Liberty cap. There is no obvious evidence of rim filing per se, but the left obverse rim is lower than the rest of that side, and there is evidence of tooling in the nearby field. Much pleasing detail remains, consistent with the VF grade level.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 5016. (NGC ID# 25F2, Variety PCGS# 45501, Base PCGS# 7645)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
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