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    Seldom Seen Mint State 1804 Quarter Eagle

    1804 $2 1/2 14 Star Reverse MS 61 NGC. The 14-Star Reverse is the more "common" of the two reverse variants from this year. 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. Only 50-60 examples are known in all grades today with just a couple of handfuls in mint condition. 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 MS 61 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. (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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    May-Jun, 2001
    31st-2nd Thursday-Saturday
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