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    Near-Mint 1802 Quarter Eagle

    1802 $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Breen-6118, Bass-3008, R.6. A mere 3,035 pieces were struck of the 1802 quarter eagle. Probably more than 250 pieces exist today in all grades, making the 1802 the second most "common" date in the series--a definite misnomer when speaking of this extremely rare design type. As with many other dates in the Capped Bust Right series, the 1802 is known for soft central details and adjustment marks. This is an attractive example that has bright surfaces. As expected, the centers are weakly struck and there are light diagonal adjustment marks on the reverse. Lightly abraded, the only marks worthy of individual merit are a shallow planchet flake in the exergual area above the 8 in the date, and a Z-shaped scratch just below the AM of AMERICA on the reverse.
    From The Cincinnati Collection.(#7650)(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 25F6, PCGS# 7650)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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