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    Seldom Seen Mint State 1804 Quarter Eagle

    1804 $2 1/2 14 Star Reverse MS61 NGC. Breen-6119, Bass-3010, R.4. The 14-Star Reverse is the more "common" of the two reverse variants from this year. Perhaps the most reliable estimate of its mintage comes to us from David Akers who believes that as many as 3,000 pieces out of the original production of 3,327 coins were of the 14-Star arrangement. As of (5/04), NGC has only certified 47 pieces in all grades, with only 9 examples in Mint State grades. The coin overall has pleasing mint luster with bright, semi-reflective fields. The surfaces have the expected number of abrasions one would expect from an MS61 with the most obvious marks concentrated in the right obverse field. As an interesting aside, this reverse die was also used to strike one of the dime varieties of 1804. Population: 7 in 61, 2 finer (5/04).(#7652) (Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# BFVT, PCGS# 7652)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2004
    18th-21st Wednesday-Saturday
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