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    Rare and Always-Popular 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle

    1796 No Stars XF 40 PCGS. The 1796 No Stars, one of only 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).
    A modest amount of friction is seen over the highpoints of the design and the centers show some striking softness, as often seen on this type. In the fields there are a few small lint marks including a squiggly one in the lower right obverse field, and these are accompanied by several shallow marks and scratches, none of which merit individual mention. Reddish-golden colored surfaces. (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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    June, 1998
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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