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    1806/4 Quarter Eagle, BD-1, AU
    Surprisingly Clean Example

    1806/4 $2 1/2 8x5 Stars AU50 ANACS. BD-1, High R.4. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a+ / b. This obverse die was overdated from an unused 1804 die, while the reverse die did hard duty striking all quarter eagles from 1805 through 1807, plus well over 100,000 1807-dated silver dimes. The obverse on this coin nonetheless shows just the start of a die crack joining LI, a state we call "a+." The obverse is still far from the state b as Bass-Dannreuther describe it. This medium orange-gold piece shows a number of crisscrossing adjustment marks in the central obverse, and the strike is correspondingly weak on the central reverse area. Although there is wear consistent with the grade evident, there are few signs of contact on this appealing AU example.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# BFVW, PCGS# 7654)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2012
    2nd-5th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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