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    1806/4 Quarter Eagle, AU55
    8x5 Stars, BD-1, Ex: Price

    1806/4 $2 1/2 8x5 Stars AU55 PCGS. CAC. Breen-6122, BD-1, High R.4. On the obverse a 4 is visible beneath the left side of 6. The serif of the 1 is extremely close to the hair and the top of 6 is merged with the bust. The left base of L barely misses touching the cap and LIB are more closely spaced than the other letters. Eight stars left and five right. Star 1 touches the hair and star 8 touches the cap. Stars 9 and 13 are distant from Y and the bust. A long triangular dentil is over the left side of star 12.
    Both sides have vivid green-gold luster with prominent splashes of rose and violet toning to enhance the aesthetic appeal. Minor reverse adjustment marks are noted on the clouds. Both sides exhibit some central weakness, as usual for these early quarter eagles. The obverse has a light die crack joining all letter tops of LIBERTY. A faint crack joins stars 9 and 10. Another crack joins stars 12 and 13 to the border near the date.
    Perhaps eight or nine Mint State examples are known, followed by an unspecified number of XF and AU coins. This reverse was earlier used to produce quarter eagles, 1805 BD-1, and later to produce quarter eagles, 1806 BD-2, 1807 BD-1, and dimes, 1807 JR-1. The obverse die is not the same used in 1804, being an unused die prepared in the earlier year.
    Ex: Purchased from Stuart Levine (4/1998); Ed Price Collection/ANA Signature (Heritage, 7-8/2008), lot 1463.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# BFVW, PCGS# 7654)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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