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    Elusive 1805 Quarter Eagle, Noteworthy AU 55 Condition

    1805 $2 1/2 AU 55 NGC. Often marketed as among the more common issues of its type, advanced gold collectors are right to recognize that nothing can be farther from the truth in connection with the 1805 quarter eagle. Precious few of the 1,781 pieces coined this year survived above the VF grade level, and near-Mint representatives are figments of all but the most fortunate collectors' imaginations. While the present example displays a characteristic prooflike finish, it does not share the issue's penchant for adjustment marks. Save for the lower obverse and central reverse, both sides are devoid of these irksome striking anomalies. Quite well impressed for the issue, the faces are smartly centered within their denticled borders. The surfaces display an uncommonly clean appearance for a circulated gold coin. Knowledgeable gold collectors would be wise to take full advantage of the fleeting opportunity that this lot represents.
    From the Joseph J. Abbell Collection of U.S. Gold Coins. (NGC ID# BFVV, PCGS# 7653)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    January, 2000
    5th-7th Wednesday-Friday
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