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    Challenging 1802/1 Two and a Half MS61

    1802/1 $2 1/2 MS61 PCGS. Breen-6118, BD-1, R.4. 1802 quarter eagles are traditionally referred to as 1802/1 overdates, although researchers concluded several years ago that a defective 2 punch is the source of the line that connects the ball of the 2 to its curve. The 1802/1, or 1802/'1' as it is sometimes referred to, has three die marriages. BD-1 is identified by a repunched left pendant on the T in UNITED. This canary-gold example has its quotient of bright luster, and the surfaces are unmarked aside from a trivial obverse rim nick at 3 o'clock. The strike is bold except for localized softness in the centers. Mint-made features include a clash mark within the shield, a thin strike-though on the cap, and a pair of faint, parallel adjustment marks near the neck. Population: 6 in 61, 10 finer (10/06).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 25F6, PCGS# 7650)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    January, 2007
    3rd-6th Wednesday-Saturday
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