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    Mint State 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle

    1796 No Stars MS 61. The 1796, one of 963 pieces minted, is one of the few transcendent rarities in U.S. coinage that is well known outside the circle of gold specialists. It is a one-year type coin that has a distinctive design unlike any subsequent quarter eagle (which all have stars), it is the first date of the denomination, it is the first issue to ever showcase a heraldic eagle on the reverse, and it is the first coin struck with sixteen reverse stars honoring Tennessee's admission to the Union. At the mint state level it is of the greatest rarity and desirability to gold specialists as only 3-4 pieces are believed known in all conditions of uncirculated. This is a pleasing orange-gold example that is a bit weakly defined in the centers but sharp at the peripheries. Subdued, satin-like luster covers each side with very few abrasions, none of any note, just a few shallow adjustment marks in the center of the reverse. An exceptional opportunity to acquire this legendary U.S. coin in the penultimate condition. (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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    September, 1997
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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