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    1804 Quarter Eagle, BD-2, XF45
    14 Stars Reverse

    1804 $2 1/2 14 Stars Reverse, BD-2, R.4, XF45 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a, as usual. Due to the popularity of the 1804 date, the 1804 quarter eagle experiences heightened collector demand. Of the two die varieties known, BD-2 is the only one that is usually obtainable by the average collector, surviving to the extent of 150 to 200 coins; by contrast, there are only 12 to 14 examples of BD-1 believed known. The two varieties share a common obverse, seen on BD-2 in its final use. The BD-2 reverse was also employed for the 1804 JR-2 dime variety. Some researchers suggest that the quarter eagle coinage came first, although a lack of sufficient die state evidence leaves this discussion unresolved.

    This Choice XF BD-2 representative shows bright green-gold color, with ample detail remaining on the central devices. Heavy, mint-made adjustment marks are present along the lower-left reverse border, and there is a planchet depression on the corresponding portion of the obverse periphery, contributing to weakness along the left-hand rim of both sides. Some might consider such striking anomalies undesirable, while others will recognize them as an intriguing affect of early coinage practices. We find this to be an interesting and well-detailed example of this important issue. (NGC ID# BFVT, Variety PCGS# 45510, Base PCGS# 7652)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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