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    1825 Quarter Eagle, Outstanding XF40
    Rare BD-3 Die Marriage

    1825 $2 1/2 BD-3, High R.6, XF40 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a, as always. Three varieties exist for the 1825 quarter eagle, despite a low total mintage for the date of 4,434 pieces. BD-2 is fairly plentiful, while BD-1 and -3 are major rarities. Harry Bass Jr. called BD-3 "VERY RARE" in his notebook, per John Dannreuther, and his famous early gold collection contained two examples of the issue -- both retained in the Core Collection. Per Dannreuther's estimation, that leaves perhaps 10 to 13 pieces in private hands today. The low 5 in the date and fraction positioned left relative to the fletching confirm the attribution.

    This is a sharp XF example with remnants of luster in the fields and significant detail on the devices. The coin is well-struck and devoid of bothersome abrasions. Straw-gold surfaces show slight amber hues over the worn points, attesting to the originality of the coloration. Housed in a first generation holder. This is only the fifth appearance of an 1825 BD-3 in all of our signature sales since 1993. Population (all varieties): 2 in 40, 46 finer (1/17). (Variety PCGS# 45520, Base PCGS# 7664)

    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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