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    1806/5 VF 30. Stars 7x6. The 1806/5 is one of the great rarities in the quarter eagle series. Beginning with a mintage of only 480 pieces, one author doubts that as many as 16 coins still exist today in all grades. The 6/5 is tied with the 1841 for third rarest date in the entire quarter eagle series. The 1805 obverse die was annealed (heated) and a 6 was punched over a 5 in the date and this rare overdate was created. The surfaces are bright and the greenish-gold color overall shows a slight reddish accent on the highpoints of the design. Showing no mentionable defects on either side, there is only the normally encountered die crack in the field just left of (LI)BERTY at the top of the obverse. (NGC ID# BFVX, PCGS# 7655)

    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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    February, 1994
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