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    Extremely Fine 1796 With Stars Quarter Eagle

    1796 Stars XF 40 Cleaned, Holed and Plugged. There were two types of quarter eagles minted in 1796: No Stars and With Stars. Of the two the No Stars is more valuable as a one-year type, but the Stars type is considerably rarer. 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. On the obverse the upper hair curls are also soft. The surfaces are bright orange-gold from having been cleaned. There are a few small marks in the left obverse field one might consider distracting, and we note a couple of shallow adjustment marks in the center of the reverse. The obverse was holed over the B in LIBERTY and the corresponding area on the reverse, and was then plugged. (NGC ID# BFVN, PCGS# 7647)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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