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    Rare Mint State 1805 Quarter Eagle
    Capped Bust Right Type

    1805 $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. Breen-6121, BD-1, R.4. This issue, from a reported mintage of 1,781 pieces, was produced from a single pair of dies. The obverse die was later annealed and a 6 punched over the 5, and more coins struck. Walter Breen (1988) writes: " ... an emergency measure not again repeated, as the redated dies did not hold up long." Most certified examples are in the Extremely Fine and About Uncirculated level. Mint State specimens are highly elusive. NGC and PCGS combined have seen only 24 pieces in the Uncirculated level of preservation, a number of which are likely resubmitted or crossover coins. The majority of these are concentrated in the MS60 to MS62 range. This MS61 will be an excellent addition to a high-grade collection. The surfaces show bright, even yellow-gold color. The only noticeable surface disturbance are several horizontal adjustment marks in the center reverse.
    From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# BFVV, PCGS# 7653)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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