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    1796 Stars XF 45. Cleaned. Continuing the tradition of first year type coins in the Mandigo Collection, we are pleased to offer this very rare first year issue from the quarter eagle denomination. There were two types of quarter eagles minted in 1796: No Stars and Stars. Of the two types the No Stars is more valuable as a one year type, but the Stars type is considerably rarer. R Only 432 pieces were struck of the Stars type and estimates of survivors range from as few as 20 to 25 coins (Akers) to a high of 30 (Breen). Virtually all are in the VF-XF grade range and most show central striking weakness and adjustment marks are prevalent. This piece shows some softness in the centers with the neck of the eagle and upper breast feathers weak, but on the obverse the hair is only softly defined behind the ear. The surfaces are bright from having been cleaned, and there are a few marks in the left obverse field one might consider distracting, but there are no adjustment marks on either side. Overall this is a nice, high grade example of this very rare early quarter eagle, and the first we have handled in several years. (NGC ID# BFVN, PCGS# 7647)

    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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    July, 1993
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