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    Collectible 1808 Quarter Eagle VF30 Details

    1808 $2 1/2 VF30--Cleaned--ANACS. Bass-3017, Breen-6125, R.4. One of the rarest of all U.S. type coins, the 1808 quarter eagle is estimated by some numismatic authorities to exist in quantities as small as 35 to 40 examples, in all grades combined. The design of this coin, with little or no protective rims, exposed the border and central details to early and excessive wear. Despite the ANACS admonition, this coin is attractive, with pretty medium yellow-gold color on both sides. Perusal with a loupe reveals a light scrape in the left obverse field, and on the reverse there is a small, triangular planchet flaw after the denomination. Light field chatter and hairlines are also present, but overall the coin is an appealing and collectible example of this, one of the most highly coveted and sought-after issues in all of U.S. numismatics.
    From The Chief Paduke Collection.(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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