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    1804 Quarter Eagle, AU55
    BD-2, 14 Stars Reverse

    1804 $2 1/2 14 Stars Reverse, BD-2, R.4, AU55 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. BD-2 is usually the variety encountered when an example of the scarce 1804 date is found, as BD-1 is extremely rare. BD-2 is believed to survive to the extant of 150 to 200 coins, and the typical example is in this early, perfect die state. This should not be mistaken to mean that BD-2 is available, as any example of this popular issue is scarcely encountered.

    This is the second and final use of this obverse die, which was previously employed for the earlier BD-1 variety. This reverse was also employed for the JR-2 1804 dime. The present BD-2 example is well-struck, with just slight wear over the high points of the design. Bright green-gold coloration engulfs both sides, while the surfaces are free of any major abrasions. Faint remnants of mint-made roller marks are evident along the left obverse border. (NGC ID# BFVT, Variety PCGS# 45510, Base PCGS# 7652)

    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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