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    1808 Quarter Eagle, BD-1, AU Details
    Sole Variety of The Type

    1808 $2 1/2 BD-1, R.4 -- Repaired -- PCGS Genuine. AU Details. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b, as usual. A rather scant mintage of just 2,710 quarter eagles was accomplished in 1808, this being produced with just one die pair. This was the only issuance of the quarter eagle denomination between 1807 and 1821, therefore also making it the only variety in the large size Capped Bust Left type. John Dannreuther estimates only 125 to 150 examples survive in all grades, these being fairly inadequate to supply the needs of variety, date, and type collectors. Most known examples are tightly held, and this issue is scarcely made available on the market.

    The central devices are well-struck, though the peripheries exhibit the usual weakness, with almost no denticles on the obverse. This was likely due more to a design flaw than striking problems, as previous and later issues, also struck with the open collar, frequently exhibit much stronger dentilation than is seen on examples of the 1808. This piece is carefully repaired along the left obverse border, with bright yellow-gold patina. Some minor adjustment marks are noted along the right reverse margin. Overall, this is a still-pleasing example of this scarce and immensely popular early quarter eagle. (NGC ID# BFVZ, Variety PCGS# 45515, Base PCGS# 7660)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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