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    1806/5 Quarter Eagle--A Major Rarity In The Series

    1806/5 MS 60 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. The '06/5 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 have an even orange-gold coloration and the striking details are uncommonly well defined. The only abrasions that could be used as identifiers for pedigree purposes are a dig that crosses the die crack (a diagnostic feature on this overdate) at the top of the obverse, and a short mark to the right of star 11 on the reverse. (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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    January, 1999
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