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    Choice AU 1806/5 Quarter Eagle Rarity

    1806/5 AU 55 NGC. Stars 7x6. The 1806/5 is one of the great rarities in the quarter eagle series. Only 480 pieces were produced, with one gold specialist doubting that as many as 16 coins still exist today in all grades (only half that number have been certified). The 6/5 is tied with the 1841 for third rarest date in the entire quarter eagle series. The overdate feature was created when an 1805 obverse die was annealed (heated) and a 6 was punched over the 5 in the date. The surfaces are bright with a greenish-gold color overall. Softly struck in the centers, there are no mentionable surface flaws on either side, just a smudge of an alloy spot in the lower right obverse field. There is, as always, the die crack in the field just left of (LI)BERTY at the top of the obverse. Population: 1 in 55, only 2 finer (10/97). (NGC ID# BFVX, PCGS# 7655)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    January, 1998
    7th-9th Wednesday-Friday
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