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    1798 Quarter Eagle, AU Details
    BD-2, Five Berries, Attractively Original

    1798 $2 1/2 Wide Date, Five Berries, BD-2, R.5 -- Obverse Graffiti -- NGC Details. AU. Ex: Hilt Collection. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a. BD-2 is the more often seen of the two 1798 quarter eagle varieties, but it is still itself rare, with only 45 to 55 pieces believed extant. The present coin is visually appealing, with original bronze-gold patina that yields overtones of peach and coppery-gold. The strike is sharp and there is just a brush of friction over the high points of the design. A loupe reveals a few small, faint numerals scratched into the left obverse field, but these are hardly obtrusive and are well-masked by the rich patina. This is the only use of this obverse die, though this reverse was later employed for the JR-4 1798 dime variety, as well as the JR-1 1800 dime variety. The similarity of the dime and quarter eagle's diameters allowed the same tail dies to be used for both issues as the Mint's budget and work load required.
    From The Liberty USA Collection. (NGC ID# 25F5, Variety PCGS# 45505, Base PCGS# 7649)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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