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    Very Scarce 1805 Capped Bust Quarter Eagle

    1805 $2 1/2 AU50 ANACS. The Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle series (1796-1807) is largely unappreciated for its across-the-board rarity, and while the 1805 has been accorded "common" status for the type, it is really quite elusive when lifted outside the context of the series. Both obverse and reverse of this minimally circulated example are well defined and layered in reddish patina. A cluster of pinscratches come into view under magnification between the date and star 13. The reverse has a series of occasionally lengthy adjustment marks that run vertically from the upper border and within the body of the eagle. The genuine scarcity of this early Quarter Eagle tends to offset these moderate distractions. (NGC ID# BFVV, PCGS# 7653)

    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
    January, 2003
    8th-11th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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