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    1806/4 Quarter Eagle, BD-1, AU50
    Elusive Overdated Variety

    1806/4 $2 1/2 8x5 Stars, BD-1, High R.4, AU50 NGC. Ex: Hilt Collection. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b. BD-1 is the more often seen of the two 1806 quarter eagle varieties (both overdates), but it is still itself highly scarce, with only 75 to 90 coins believed to survive in all grades. This obverse die is seen here in its final use, as a later die state develops a cud above LIBERTY. This reverse die is uncracked, as it remains for the duration of its usage through 1807 quarter eagle and dime production. The present BD-1 coin exhibits bright yellow-gold patina, with sharp border denticles. The centers are not fully defined, with the reverse showing remnants of parallel roller marks, not fully dissolved by the die pressure during striking. A touch of high-point rub precludes a Mint State grade, but this coin appears well-detailed in comparison to the original striking softness.
    From The Liberty USA Collection. (NGC ID# BFVW, Variety PCGS# 45512, Base PCGS# 7654)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    January, 2015
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