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    Lovely 1802/'1' Quarter Eagle
    BD-1, R.4, AU58

    1802/1 $2 1/2 AU58 PCGS. CAC. BD-1, R.4. Bass-Dannreuther Obverse State a/Reverse State b. A short die crack or die scratch joins the second feather on the right with the left side of first A in AMERICA.
    This is the most common of three 1802 quarter eagle varieties. For many years, this obverse has often been called an overdate, but it appears not to be such. The illustration exhibits small internal defects within the digit, probably giving rise to the overdate nomenclature, but nothing about these defects suggests a previous digit 1. The same punch was used for the 1802 dimes. Despite the availability of this variety, only three or four Mint State examples are known, followed by this piece and several other nice AU coins.
    Light green-gold surfaces with frosty mint luster and tinges of pale orange toning around the devices. Typical light abrasions are evident on both sides of this attractive quarter eagle, consistent with the grade.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 25F6, PCGS# 7650)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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