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    Near-Mint 1805 Heraldic Quarter Eagle

    1805 AU 58 NGC. Heraldic Eagle quarter eagles are a very scarce and overlooked series, and while the 1805 has been accorded "common" status, it is really very rare when lifted outside the context of the series. A bit softly struck in the center of each side, as usual, the surfaces show none of the prooflikeness often seen on these coins. A few small marks are noted on each side, the most prominent being a near-vertical scratch in the lower right obverse field and a couple of scratches that arc across the lower portion of the bust of Liberty. Light reddish patina. (NGC ID# BFVV, PCGS# 7653)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    June, 1998
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