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    1798 Quarter Eagle, AU Details
    Rare BD-1, Four Berries

    1798 $2 1/2 Close Date, Four Berries, BD-1, High R.5 -- Mount Removed, Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. Ex: Hilt Collection. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a. Only 1,094 quarter eagles were struck in 1798, accomplished with just two die pairs. Both varieties are rare in all grades, though BD-1 is about twice as rare as BD-2, with only 25 to 30 coins believed extant. A heavy die break that quickly developed near the date likely led to this die's early retirement. The present coin is from an early die state, with no evidence of the break near the date. Some minor striking deficiency is noted in the centers, though the design elements are otherwise well-defined. This piece was at one point removed from jewelry, as the rim shows evidence of mount removal. The surfaces are lightly cleaned, but exhibit a pleasing green-gold hue.
    From The Liberty USA Collection. (NGC ID# 25F5, Variety PCGS# 45504, Base PCGS# 97649)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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