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    Important BD-2 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle, VF Sharpness

    1796 $2 1/2 No Stars--Rim Damaged, Cleaned--ANACS. VF20 Details. Breen-1, Breen-6113, Bass-3002, BD-2, High R.4. The more available of the two No Stars quarter eagle die pairings, with short arrows on the reverse that do not extend to the I in UNITED. The 1796 No Stars quarter eagle, as a one-year type, always draws the attention of collectors whenever it appears on the market. A number of survivors have come down to the present day in an impaired state; this is noted by a number of authorities, including Bass-Dannreuther, who note: "Many of these first-year-of-issue coins were used as jewelry, thus saving them for posterity."
    The crimping at the rims of this mustard-gold example certainly suggests such a use, and the fields show light hairlines as a result of past cleaning. Yet this moderately worn example retains immense importance, as well as strong visual appeal, in spite of its flaws. A comparatively affordable way to acquire a representative of this numismatic icon.
    From The John Stimson, Sr. Collection, Part One.(Registry values: P10) (NGC ID# 25F2, 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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    January, 2008
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