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    Elusive 1808 Quarter Eagle, A Single-Year Type Coin

    1808 $2 1/2 --Repaired--NCS. AU Details. Breen-6125, Bass-3017, R.4. The 1808 quarter eagle is not merely a rare date. It is the only quarter eagle issue of the Capped Bust Left type, although in half eagle format, John Reich's design was struck annually between 1807 and 1812. If patterns are discounted, only the 1796 No Stars quarter eagle presents a greater challenge for type collectors. The present sharply defined green-gold piece is subdued. The left obverse field is sunken from tooling, and also has a couple of tiny dark spots. A shallow depression on the base of Liberty's neck is possibly as made. A short pinscratch is unobtrusively located near 1 o'clock. The reverse is lightly hairlined but otherwise problem-free. Despite its repair, the present piece provides a rare type set opportunity.(Registry values: P8) (NGC ID# BFVZ, PCGS# 7660)

    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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    Auction Dates
    May-Jun, 2007
    31st-1st Thursday-Friday
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