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    1821 Quarter Eagle, BD-1, AU50
    Early Gold Rarity

    1821 $2 1/2 BD-1, R.5, AU50 NGC. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. This attractive example displays a substantial degree of semiprooflike mirroring in the fields. The design features are well-struck for the issue, but with typical slight weakness noted on some of the obverse stars and on the eagle's leg feathers and talons, as well as on the vertical shield lines. Lime-gold coloration is imbued on the highpoints of each side with alluring accents of peach and rose. This was the first production of quarter eagles since 1808, and the mintage of 6,448 pieces was the highest for the new Capped Head to Left type (produced irregularly through 1834). However, survivors from this issue are rare, with an estimated 50 to 60 coins extant, per Dannreuther. Census: 3 in 50, 14 finer (8/15).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2008), lot 3070; FUN Signature (Heritage, 6/2008), lot 1796.
    From The Stephen A. Walling Collection. (NGC ID# BFW3, Variety PCGS# 45516, Base PCGS# 7662)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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