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    Borderline Uncirculated 1807 Quarter Eagle

    1807 $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Bass-3016, Breen-6124, R.3. Only one die pair is known for the 1807, which has a recorded mintage of just 6,812 pieces. The obverse die is identified by a series of concentric die polish lines on Liberty's neck, while the reverse die is noteworthy for its versatility. It struck all 1805 through 1807 quarter eagles, and all 1807 dimes. This piece a pleasing amount of bright mint luster, and abrasions are surprisingly minimal for the grade. The centers have a typically soft strike, which particularly affects the star east of the eagle's head. Nonetheless, the quality is exceptional for an AU58 early quarter eagle. The final year of the type, which had been struck since the debut of the denomination in 1796. The arrival of engraver John Reich at the Mint resulted in fresh designs for the 1808 issue.
    From The Derrick Snider Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# BFVY, PCGS# 7656)

    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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    August, 2006
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
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