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    1804 BD-2 Quarter Eagle, MS62
    14 Stars Reverse, Original Patina

    1804 $2 1/2 14 Stars Reverse MS62 NGC. CAC. BD-2, R.4. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. The 1804-dated coins of any denomination attract their fair share of attention. Among gold enthusiasts, the 1804 quarter eagle is a noted collector favorite, not only because of its unusual 14 Stars reverse, but because it is also the only "available" variety of this low-mintage date. The 13 Stars BD-1 variant is exceedingly rare and expensive.

    Adding to the coin's charisma is the dual-denomination use of the reverse die, an unusual circumstance at the early Mint and one that is seen on several dime and quarter eagle dates. In this case, the 14 Stars "cross pattern" or -- as some prefer to call it, the "line"pattern -- couples an obsolete reverse die with both the 1804 BD-2 quarter eagle and the 1804 JR-2 dime. Both denominations are rare issues.

    This CAC-Approved quarter eagle is notable for its natural, orange-gold patina. Heavily frosted and softly lustrous, the coin displays considerable eye appeal and a bold strike. The present coin is tied for finest-certified with two other coins at NGC. At PCGS, just two coins are certified finer, both MS63 examples (8/14).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# BFVT, 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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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