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    Choice AU 1802/1 Quarter Eagle

    1802/1 $2 1/2 AU55 PCGS. Ex: HW Bass Jr. Collection. Breen-6118, Bass-3007, R.4. A bold die line from the upper left border of the shield to the left (facing) wing identifies the die pairing, one of three known for the date. This bright and sharply struck example has no shortage of flashy mint luster, and although a few slide marks are detected on the left obverse field, only a short pinscratch in the field near the forehead merits mention. Faint wear is noted on Liberty's cheek and shoulder. The reported mintage of 3,035 pieces and heavy subsequent melts ensures a paucity of quality survivors. All 1802 Quarter Eagles are traditionally listed as overdates. However, unlike the obvious overdate on all 1802/1 Half Eagles, traces of the 1 underdigit on the 1802 Quarter Eagle are by no means definitive.
    Ex: Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II (Bowers and Merena, 10/99), lot 263, which realized $12,363.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 25F6, PCGS# 7650)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2006
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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