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    1804 Quarter Eagle, MS61
    BD-2, 14 Stars Reverse
    Outstanding Color and Surfaces

    1804 $2 1/2 14 Stars Reverse, BD-2, R.4, MS61 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. As with all early issues of this denomination, 1804-dated quarter eagle coinage was scant, amounting to only 3,327 pieces. A single obverse die was used, initially paired to a still serviceable 1802 13-star tail die. The majority of the 1804-dated coinage, however, was struck from a new 14-star reverse. This BD-2 coin is from the usual early state of the latter die marriage.

    As a date, the 1804 quarter eagle is highly sought-after and elusive with possibly fewer than 200 pieces known in all grades. Mint State coins are rarely seen and most are unnaturally bright due to being dipped at some point. This is a stellar MS61 representative with luminous surfaces that show original coppery-orange and honey-gold hues. The strike is about average, showing relatively well-defined central devices and slight weakness around small portions of the borders. The reverse periphery and lower portion of the shield show remnants of adjustment marks. The overall eye appeal is outstanding. Population (BD-2): 7 in 61, 9 finer (11/15). (NGC ID# BFVT, Variety PCGS# 45510, Base PCGS# 7652)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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