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    Borderline Uncirculated 1802/1 Quarter Eagle

    1802/1 $2 1/2 AU58 PCGS. Type of Bass-3008, R.6. The ES in STATES is widely spaced, and the upright of the E is centered between a pair of clouds. The eagle's lower beak is extended due to a minor engraving blunder. The scarcest of three die marriages for the year. While all 1802 Quarter Eagles are traditionally referred to as overdates, no examples are known that display an irrefutable underdigit, and many numismatists regard the final digit as merely repunched. Despite a stingy mintage of 3,035 pieces, three die marriages are known for the 1802, all of which share a common obverse. The centers are not fully struck, but peripheral definition is bold, and extensive original orange-gold luster confirms the originality of this lightly marked piece. A small mint-made planchet defect below Liberty's chin will pedigree this desirable early Quarter Eagle. Population: 9 in 58, 17 finer (2/04).(#7650) (NGC ID# 25F6, PCGS# 7650)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    May, 2004
    5th-6th Wednesday-Thursday
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